[ pur-mee-eyt ]
/ ˈpɜr miˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), per·me·at·ed, per·me·at·ing.
to pass into or through every part of: Bright sunshine permeated the room.
to penetrate through the pores, interstices, etc., of.
to be diffused through; pervade; saturate: Cynicism permeated his report.
verb (used without object), per·me·at·ed, per·me·at·ing.
to become diffused; penetrate.
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Origin of permeate
per·me·a·tion, nounper·me·a·tive, adjectiveper·me·a·tor, nounin·ter·per·me·ate, verb (used with object), in·ter·per·me·at·ed, in·ter·per·me·at·ing.
non·per·me·a·tion, nounnon·per·me·a·tive, adjectiveun·per·me·at·ed, adjectiveun·per·me·at·ing, adjectiveun·per·me·a·tive, adjective
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/ (ˈpɜːmɪˌeɪt) /
to penetrate or pervade (a substance, area, etc)a lovely smell permeated the room
to pass through or cause to pass through by osmosis or diffusionto permeate a membrane
Word Origin for permeate
C17: from Latin permeāre, from per- through + meāre to pass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1650s, from Latin permeatus, past participle of permeare "to pass through" (see permeable). Related: Permeated; permeating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ pûr′mē-āt′ ]
To spread or flow throughout; pervade.
To pass through the openings or interstices of, as a liquid through a membrane.
One that can permeate.
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