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permeant

[pur-mee-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. permeating; pervading.

Origin of permeant

1640–50; < Latin permeant- (stem of permeāns), present participle of permeāre to permeate; see -ant
Related formsun·per·me·ant, adjective
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Word Origin and History for permeant

adj.

1640s, from Latin permeantem (nominative permeans), present participle of permeare "to pass through" (see permeable).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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