[ pur-kuh-ley-shuhn ]
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  1. the act or state of percolating or of being percolated.

  2. Pharmacology. the extraction of the soluble principles of a crude drug by the passage of a suitable liquid through it.

  1. Geology. the slow movement of water through the pores in soil or permeable rock.

Origin of percolation

First recorded in 1605–15, percolation is from the Latin word percōlātiōn- (stem of percōlātiō). See percolate, -ion

Words Nearby percolation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use percolation in a sentence

  • The best practise favors true percolation (French drip), or filtration.

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
  • percolation means dripping through fine apertures in china or metal as in De Belloy's French drip pot.

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers