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permeate

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Verb (usu participle)
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per=me=ate

CIDE DICTIONARY

permeatev. t. [L. permeatus, p. p. of permeare to permeate; per + meare to go, pass.].
  •  To pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; -- applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture; as, water permeates sand.  Woodward.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To enter and spread through; to pervade.  [1913 Webster]
    "God was conceived to be diffused throughout the whole world, to permeate and pervade all things."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

permeate, v.
1 tr. penetrate throughout; pervade; saturate.
2 intr. (usu. foll. by through, among, etc.) diffuse itself.

Derivative
permeance n. permeant adj. permeation n. permeator n.
Etymology
L permeare permeat- (as PER-, meare pass, go)

THESAURUS

permeate

bathe, bespread, besprinkle, breathe, brew, charge, color, crawl with, creep with, decoct, diffuse, douche, dredge, drench, drouk, dye, enter, entincture, extend throughout, fill, flavor, flush, honeycomb, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, ingrain, inject, instill, interfuse, interpenetrate, invade, lave, leach, leave no void, leaven, lixiviate, macerate, occupy, overrun, overspread, overswarm, penetrate, percolate, pervade, rinse, run through, saturate, season, seethe, soak, sodden, sop, souse, steep, suffuse, swarm with, teem with, temper, tincture, tinge, transfuse, wash, waterlog

ROGET THESAURUS

permeate

Presence

VB exist in space, be present, assister, make one of, make one at, look on, attend, remain, find oneself, present oneself, show one's face, fall in the way of, occur in a place, lie, stand, occupy, be there, people, inhabit, dwell, reside, stay, sojourn, live, abide, lodge, nestle, roost, perch, take up one's abode, tenant, resort to, frequent, haunt, revisit, fill, pervade, permeate, be diffused, be disseminated, be through, over spread, overrun, run through, meet one at every turn.

Interposition

VB lie between, come between, get between, intervene, slide in, interpenetrate, permeate, put between, introduce, import, throw in, wedge in, edge in, jam in, worm in, foist in, run in, plow in, work in, interpose, interject, intercalate, interpolate, interline, interleave, intersperse, interweave, interlard, interdigitate, sandwich in, fit in, squeeze in, let in, dovetail, splice, mortise, insinuate, smuggle, infiltrate, ingrain, interfere, put in an oar, thrust one's nose in, intrude, obtrude, have a finger in the pie, introduce the thin end of the wedge, thrust in.

Passage

VB pass, pass through, perforate, penetrate, permeate, thread, thrid, enfilade, go through, go across, go over, pass over, cut across, ford, cross, pass and repass, work, make one's way, thread one's way, worm one's way, force one's way, make a passage form a passage, cut one's way through, find its way, find its vent, transmit, make way, clear the course, traverse, go over the ground.


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