filter out of

filter (something) out of (something)

To use a filter to remove something from something else, usually a liquid. We can use this machine to filter any pollutants out of the water sample.
See also: filter, of, out
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filter something out of something

 and filter something out
to remove something from a fluid by running it through a filter. We filtered the odors out of the water and made it fit to drink. I'm glad you filtered out the odor.
See also: filter, of, out
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You will need different equipment depending on what size particles you are trying to filter out of fluid, for example.