- to pass into or through every part of: Bright sunshine permeated the room.
- to penetrate through the pores, interstices, etc., of.
- to be diffused through; pervade; saturate: Cynicism permeated his report.
- to become diffused; penetrate.
Origin of permeate
Examples from the Web for permeated
Each book has gripping scenes on the fear that permeated Argentina in those years.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
That was not a feeling that permeated most of the rest of my childhood experience.Ron Perlman's Secret Suicide Attempt
October 28, 2014
The original series was as permeated through and through by Sagan, not just on the air, but off as well.The New 'Cosmos' Reboot Marks a Promising New Era for Science
Lawrence M. Krauss
March 10, 2014
Even though colors have now permeated her works, it still has a lot to do with depth and form.In ‘Lost at Sea’ Exhibition, Celia Gerard’s Sculpture Turns to Drawing
January 11, 2014
They are tired with the corruption that has permeated the government.McCain Considers Ukraine Sanctions
December 16, 2013
The Abbe knew it by the sweet influences which permeated him.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
His soul was 'permeated with loveliness,' and asked no fragrance.
And yet it is that loveliness which has permeated and regenerated the miners themselves.A Waif of the Mountains
Edward S. Ellis
Since Montaigne wrote the first Essays, this Form has permeated every country.Maxim Gorki
It was the air of the sixteenth century which had permeated my every pore.John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein
Frank R. Stockton
- to penetrate or pervade (a substance, area, etc)a lovely smell permeated the room
- to pass through or cause to pass through by osmosis or diffusionto permeate a membrane
Word Origin and History for permeated
1650s, from Latin permeatus, past participle of permeare "to pass through" (see permeable). Related: Permeated; permeating.
- To spread or flow throughout; pervade.
- To pass through the openings or interstices of, as a liquid through a membrane.
- One that can permeate.