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seep

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verb (used without object)
to pass, flow, or ooze gradually through a porous substance: Water seeps through cracks in the wall.
(of ideas, methods, etc.) to enter or be introduced at a slow pace: The new ideas finally seeped down to the lower echelons.
to become diffused; permeate: Fog seeped through the trees, obliterating everything.
verb (used with object)
to cause to seep; filter: The vodka is seeped through charcoal to purify it.
noun
moisture that seeps out; seepage.
a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground has oozed to the surface of the earth.
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Origin of seep

1780–90; perhaps variant of dial. sipe, itself perhaps continuing Old English sīpian (cognate with Middle Low German sīpen)
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British Dictionary definitions for seep

seep
/ (siːp) /

verb
(intr) to pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings; ooze
noun
a small spring or place where water, oil, etc, has oozed through the ground
another word for seepage

Word Origin for seep

Old English sīpian; related to Middle High German sīfen, Swedish dialect sipa
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