Definition of filterable in English:

filterable

(also filtrable)

adjective

  • 1Capable of passing through a filter.

  • 2Capable of being separated out by a filter:

    ‘filterable solids’
    • ‘These packets are however filterable because they are illegal.’
    • ‘In 1917, d' Herelle had discovered a self-propagating filterable substance capable of dissolving dysentery bacilli, later identified as bacteriophage.’
    • ‘The SLAP will be filterable and scalable to support the operational needs within a theater at local nodes while also allowing for integration of a more global view at higher levels of command.’
    • ‘Scrapie is a chronic disease of sheep which is transmitted by a filterable particle that is resistant to heat and formalin fixation.’
    • ‘Hundreds of WinXP machines launching a DDoS attack using forged, possibly rapidly varying, IP addresses will not be filterable by the targeted victim's ISP, and will without doubt succeed in swamping his/her link.’
    • ‘They are filterable, to some extent isolable, can be handled in test-tubes, and their properties, as shown by their effects on the bacteria, can then be studied after treatment.’

Pronunciation

filterable

/ˈfɪlt(ə)rəb(ə)l/