verb (used with object), per·co·lat·ed, per·co·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), per·co·lat·ed, per·co·lat·ing.
Origin of percolate
Examples from the Web for percolate
Russian militants continue to percolate through the Ukrainian border, hoping their Kremlin-stoked fantasies will come true.
Novel gun control ideas continue to percolate through the commentariat.Should People Be Forced to Buy Liability Insurance for their Guns?|Megan McArdle|December 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the U.S., it took more than a decade for the lessons to percolate from the teach-ins to the startups.
"I'll start the electric heater and percolate some coffee for both of we rescued persons," declared Arnold.Boy Scouts in Southern Waters|G. Harvey Ralphson
Then there is the other extreme of compact clay, through which water seems scarcely to percolate at all.Farm drainage|Henry Flagg French
When water is reached, a well point is put on through which water may percolate without carrying too much soil.Rural Hygiene|Henry N. Ogden
Dig a hole near the source of supply so that the water may percolate through the soil before being used.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
Evaporate the percolate in a water-bath to the consistency of a pill mass.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines|T. H. Pardo de Tavera
British Dictionary definitions for percolate
noun (ˈpɜːkəlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
Word Origin for percolate
Word Origin and History for percolate
1620s, a back-formation from percolation, or else from Latin percolatus, past participle of percolare "to strain through." Figurative sense by 1670s. Related: Percolated; percolating.