percolation

[ pur-kuh-ley-shuhn ]
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noun
  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

1
First recorded in 1605–15, percolation is from the Latin word percōlātiōn- (stem of percōlātiō). See percolate, -ion

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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