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
Related Words for permeationtravel, shipment, transport, passage, concentration, traverse, shift, conveyance, alteration, motion, carriage, penetration, transfer, crossing, osmosis, movement, portage, transference, carrying, infiltration
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Historical Examples of permeation
And prayer is the communion by which this permeation becomes possible.The Whence and the Whither of Man
John Mason Tyler
Being the most subtile, He must permeate all—for the greater the subtlety, the greater the quality of permeation.Letters from a Sf Teacher
Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
From the first they committed themselves to the policy of "permeation," instead of aggressive propaganda.Socialism and Democracy in Europe
Samuel P. Orth
Even without the latter support the cultivating civilization of China has enormous powers of permeation and extension.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
But even in regions where European control is still nominal, the permeation of Westernism has gone on apace.The New World of Islam
Word Origin for permeate
1620s, noun of action from Latin permeare (see permeate).
1650s, from Latin permeatus, past participle of permeare "to pass through" (see permeable). Related: Permeated; permeating.