verb (used with object), per·me·at·ed, per·me·at·ing.
verb (used without object), per·me·at·ed, per·me·at·ing.
Origin of permeate
Examples from the Web for permeate
As AOL evolved, this ethos of personalization began to permeate the entire user experience.We're All Still Secretly Using Our 1990s AOL Screen Names. Why?|Andrew Romano|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The colors, lines, and shapes that permeate the film are truly a sight to behold.A Debate About Paul Thomas Anderson’s Movie ‘The Master’|Ramin Setoodeh, Marlow Stern|September 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But its presence speaks to the contradictions that permeate Muslim society.
The New York Times editorial page does not permeate across all of America.
But it seems fair to say they permeate his thinking, and past slights have not been forgotten.
But a certain sweetness of the aroma of rank was beginning to permeate her republican senses.The Duke's Children|Anthony Trollope
An air of excitement and mystery seemed to permeate the place.The Secret Chamber at Chad|Evelyn Everett-Green
The Greek and Roman energy, thought, and character, permeate the life and soul of modern Europe.Address to the First Graduating Class of Rutgers Female College|Henry M. Pierce
Every effort should be made to permeate art—dramatic, plastic, or literary—with the highest ideals of sex and parenthood.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
The conceptions of Darwin and Herbert Spencer permeate the new ones.
Word Origin for permeate
1650s, from Latin permeatus, past participle of permeare "to pass through" (see permeable). Related: Permeated; permeating.