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verb percolate pronunciation in American English /ˈpɜrkəˌleɪt/
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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
    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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 percolate pronunciation in American English /ˌpɜrkəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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