percolate - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlepercolating
past tensepercolated
past participlepercolated
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a liquid or gas percolates through a substance, it gradually passes through it
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] if coffee percolates, or if you percolate it, it is made in a container in which hot water passes through coffee powder
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if information or ideas percolate, they spread gradually and become known to more people

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noun [uncountable]