Definitions for: Permeate

[v] penetrate mutually or be interlocked; "The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"
[v] spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"
[v] pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"

Webster (1913) Definition: Per"me*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Permeated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Permeating.] [L. permeatus, p. p. of permeare to
permeate; per + meare to go, pass.]
1. 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.

2. To enter and spread through; to pervade.

God was conceived to be diffused throughout the
whole world, to permeate and pervade all things.

Synonyms: diffuse, filter, imbue, interpenetrate, percolate, pervade, sink in

See Also: infiltrate, invade, penetrate, perforate, spiritise, spiritize

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