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verb     permeate pronunciation in British English
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present tense
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.

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     permeation pronunciation in British English
/ˌpɜː(r)miˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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