permeate - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈpɜː(r)mieɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theypermeate
he/she/itpermeates
present participlepermeating
past tensepermeated
past participlepermeated
  1. 1
    [transitive] if an attitude or feeling permeates something, you can feel or see its influence clearly in every part of that thing
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if gas, liquid, or a smell permeates something, it spreads into and through every part of it
    permeate through/into:

    Water had permeated into the old walls.

derived word

permeation

 

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/ˌpɜː(r)miˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]