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Percolate   /pˈərkəlˌeɪt/   Listen
Percolate

verb
(past & past part. percolated; pres. part. percolating)
1.
Permeate or penetrate gradually.  Synonym: leach.
2.
Spread gradually.
3.
Prepare in a percolator.
4.
Cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent.
5.
Pass through.  Synonyms: filter, permeate, sink in.
6.
Gain or regain energy.  Synonyms: gain vigor, perk, perk up, pick up.






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"Percolate" Quotes from Famous Books



... escape for the rain-water, which trickles down the sides of the ravine-like hollow, whence the steam issues, it must all percolate downwards through the fissures at its bottom. Some of the inhabitants informed me that it was on record that flames (some luminous appearance?) had originally proceeded from these cracks, and that the flames had been succeeded by the steam; but ...
— Volcanic Islands • Charles Darwin



Words linked to "Percolate" :   infiltrate, spread out, percolator, trickle, penetrate, percolation, spread, dribble, filtrate, diffuse, perforate, fan out, recuperate, recover, convalesce



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