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noun as in refinement

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In fact, the oil companies have supplied expensive water-filtering plants for the local communities.

Rather than selective filtering for purposes of justification, information is instead used as the fuel for illumination.

Reports are filtering back from the Indian ocean that William and Kate are on vacation with baby George.

Soon, young people with tight pants and phenomenal hair begin filtering in for late-night steak dinners.

He slowly adjusted to the afternoon sunlight filtering into his Memphis house.

When ordinary methods do not suffice, it can usually be cleared by shaking up with a little magnesium carbonate and filtering.

The warm sunlight was filtering through the trees, making golden pools of light here and there.

When cool, it may be filtered through a funnel lined with filtering paper.

Strong gold & heavy precipitate in test, silver test poor but on filtering showed like white of egg in tube (unusual).

The northern part is insufficiently watered, the rains filtering quickly through the soil.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to filtering, such as: clarification, cleaning, distillation, processing, purification, and rarefaction.

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