Definition and Meanings for permeate

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Permeate is ranked 9,837 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of permeate

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of permeate

l. permeatus, p. p. of permeare to permeate; per + meare to go, pass

Meaning of permeate


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; -- applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture; as, water permeates sand.
  • to enter and spread through; to pervade; as, after the first setback, the team became permeated with pessimism.
  • No antonyms for permeate

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