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percolate

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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per=co=late

CIDE DICTIONARY

percolatev. t. [L. percolatus, p. p. of percolare to percolate; per through + colare to strain.].
     To cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to filter; to strain.  Sir M. Hale.  [1913 Webster]
percolatev. i. 
     To pass through fine interstices; to filter; as, water percolates through porous stone.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

percolate, v.
1 intr. (often foll. by through) a (of liquid etc.) filter or ooze gradually (esp. through a porous surface). b (of an idea etc.) permeate gradually.
2 tr. prepare (coffee) by repeatedly passing boiling water through ground beans.
3 tr. ooze through; permeate.
4 tr. strain (a liquid, powder, etc.) through a fine mesh etc.

Derivative
percolation n.
Etymology
L percolare (as PER-, colare strain f. colum strainer)

THESAURUS

percolate

absorb, act, adsorb, assimilate, bathe, be effective, be in action, bleed, blot, blot up, bolt, brew, charge, chemisorb, chemosorb, clarify, clear, colliquate, condense, cut, decoagulate, decoct, decrassify, deliquesce, depurate, digest, discharge, dissolve, distill, douche, drain, drench, dribble, drink, drink in, drink up, drip, dripple, drop, drouk, edulcorate, effuse, elute, emit, engross, essentialize, excrete, exfiltrate, extract, extravasate, exudate, exude, filter, filter in, filtrate, fluidify, fluidize, flush, flux, function, fuse, give off, go, gurgle, have effect, have free play, have play, hold in solution, imbibe, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, ingest, inject, interpenetrate, lave, leach, leak in, liquefy, liquesce, liquidize, lixiviate, macerate, melt, melt down, militate, ooze, operate, osmose, penetrate, percolate in, percolate into, perform, perk, permeate, pervade, play, purify, rectify, reek, refine, rinse, run, saturate, screen, seep, seep in, seethe, separate, sieve, sift, slurp up, soak, soak in, soak up, sodden, solubilize, solve, sop, sorb, souse, spiritualize, sponge, spurtle, steep, strain, sublimate, sublime, suffuse, sweat, swill up, take effect, take in, take up, thaw, thin, tick, transfuse, transpire, transude, trickle, try, unclot, wash, waterlog, weep, winnow, work

ROGET THESAURUS

percolate

Egress

VB emerge, emanate, issue, egress, go out of, come out of, move out of, pass out of, pour out of, flow out of, pass out of, evacuate, exude, transude, leak, run through, out through, percolate, transcolate, egurgitate, strain, distill, perspire, sweat, drain, ooze, filter, filtrate, dribble, gush, spout, flow out, well, well out, pour, trickle, effuse, extravasate, disembogue, discharge itself, debouch, come forth, break forth, burst out, burst through, find vent, escape.

River

VB flow, run, meander, gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue, drop, drip, dribble, plash, spirtle, trill, trickle, distill, percolate, stream, overflow, inundate, deluge, flow over, splash, swash, guggle, murmur, babble, bubble, purl, gurgle, sputter, spurt, spray, regurgitate, ooze, flow out, rain hard, rain in torrents, rain cats and dogs, rain pitchforks, pour with rain, drizzle, spit, set in, mizzle, flow into, fall into, open into, drain into, discharge itself, disembogue, pour, pour out, shower down, irrigate, drench, spill, splash, stanch, dam, up, obstruct.


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