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filter in Motor vehicles topic

filterfilter2 ●○○ verb  1 [transitive]SEPARATE to remove unwanted substances from water, air etc by passing it through a special substance or piece of equipment The water in the tank is constantly filtered. The ozone layer filters harmful UV rays from the sun.2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]MOVE something OR somebody if people filter somewhere, they move gradually to that place Chattering noisily, the crowd began to filter into the auditorium.3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]FIND OUT if news, information etc filters somewhere, people gradually hear about it from each other The news gradually filtered through from Bombay last night.4 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]C if light or sound filters into a place, it can be seen or heard only slightly Moonlight filtered in through the frosted window. The familiar notes of Beethoven’s ‘Für Elise’ filtered from the bar.5 [intransitive, transitive] British EnglishTTC if traffic filters, or if a system filters it, cars can turn left or right while other vehicles going straight ahead must wait filter something ↔ out→ See Verb table
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filterMemory was mischievously selective at the best of times Trivia stuck limpet-like and the useful filtered away.That software can filter either e-mail or Usenet postings.In remote areas, you will need to filter or boil your drinking water.These used rotating discs to initiate a quasi-musical sound which was then filtered, processed and reproduced at different pitches.These firms know what the local law is, and could filter some Internet content as demanded by it.When they are exhaled they are filtered through the white crystals of soda lime, and a bacterial filter.