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percolation

[ pur-kuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌpɜr kəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act or state of percolating or of being percolated.
Pharmacology. the extraction of the soluble principles of a crude drug by the passage of a suitable liquid through it.
Geology. the slow movement of water through the pores in soil or permeable rock.

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Origin of percolation

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