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verb percolate pronunciation in British English /ˈpɜː(r)kəleɪt/
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present tense
present participlepercolating
past tensepercolated
past participlepercolated
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a liquid or gas percolates through a substance, it gradually passes through it
    Rainwater percolates slowly through the soil.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if information or ideas percolate, they spread gradually and become known to more people
    Rumours of his resignation percolated through Congress.

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 percolate pronunciation in British English /ˌpɜː(r)kəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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