HyperDic: permeate

English > 3 senses of the word permeate:
VERBcontactpermeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddlespread or diffuse through
contactpermeate, percolate, sink in, filterpass through
contactpermeate, interpenetratepenetrate mutually or be interlocked
permeate > pronunciation
Soundsper'miyey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > permeate: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSpread or diffuse through.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"
Synonymspervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle
Narrowerspiritize, spiritiseimbue with a spirit / spirit / spirit / spirit
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishdifundirse, extenderse, permear
Adjectivespermeant, permeativespreading or spread throughout
Nounspermeationmutual penetration
permeationthe process of permeating / permeating / permeating or infusing something with a substance
English > permeate: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningPass through.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"Water permeates sand easily"
Synonymspercolate, sink in, filter
Caused bypercolateCause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent
NarrowerinfiltrateCause (a liquid / liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices
infiltratePass into or through by filtering or permeating
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishfiltrarse
Adjectivespermeantspreading or spread throughout
Nounspermeationthe process of permeating / permeating / permeating or infusing something with a substance
English > permeate: 3 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningpenetrate mutually or be interlocked.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonyminterpenetrate
Narrowerinvadepenetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishinterpenetrarse
Nounspermeationmutual penetration
permeationthe process of permeating / permeating / permeating or infusing something with a substance

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