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permeate

view main entry for permeate verb  /ˈpɜː(r)mieɪt/
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permeation

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

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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