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Percolate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PER'COLATE, v.t. [L. percolo; per and colo, to strain.] To strain through; to cause to pass through small interstices, as a liquor; to filter.
PER'COLATE, v.i. To pass through small interstices; to filter; as, water percolates through a porous stone.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the product of percolation v
1: permeate or penetrate gradually; "the fertilizer leached into the ground" [syn: leach, percolate]
2: spread gradually; "Light percolated into our house in the morning"
3: prepare in a percolator; "percolate coffee"
4: cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent
5: pass through; "Water permeates sand easily" [syn: percolate, sink in, permeate, filter]
6: gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap" [syn: perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor]

Merriam Webster's

verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin percolatus, past participle of percolare, from per- through + colare to sieve more at per-, colander Date: 1626 transitive verb 1. a. to cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance (as a powdered drug) especially for extracting a soluble constituent b. to prepare (coffee) in a percolator 2. to be diffused through ; penetrate intransitive verb 1. to ooze or trickle through a permeable substance ; seep 2. a. to become percolated b. to become lively or effervescent 3. to spread gradually <allow the sunlight to percolate into our rooms Norman Douglas> 4. simmer 2a <the feud had been percolating for a long time> percolation noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 intr. (often foll. by through) a (of liquid etc.) filter or ooze gradually (esp. through a porous surface). b (of an idea etc.) permeate gradually. 2 tr. prepare (coffee) by repeatedly passing boiling water through ground beans. 3 tr. ooze through; permeate. 4 tr. strain (a liquid, powder, etc.) through a fine mesh etc. Derivatives: percolation n. Etymology: L percolare (as PER-, colare strain f. colum strainer)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Percolate Per"co*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Percolated; p. pr. & vb. n. Percolating.] [L. percolatus, p. p. of percolare to percolate; per through + colare to strain.] To cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to filter; to strain. --Sir M. Hale.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Percolate Per"co*late, v. i. To pass through fine interstices; to filter; as, water percolates through porous stone.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(percolates, percolating, percolated) 1. If an idea, feeling, or piece of information percolates through a group of people or a thing, it spreads slowly through the group or thing. New fashions took a long time to percolate down. ...all of these thoughts percolated through my mind. VERB: V prep/adv, V prep/adv 2. When you percolate coffee or when coffee percolates, you prepare it in a percolator. She percolated the coffee and put croissants in the oven to warm. VERB: V n, also V 3. To percolate somewhere means to pass slowly through something that has very small holes or gaps in it. Rain water will only percolate through slowly. VERB: V prep/adv

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. Filter, transude, ooze, exude, strain, drain.

Moby Thesaurus

absorb, act, adsorb, assimilate, bathe, be effective, be in action, bleed, blot, blot up, bolt, brew, charge, chemisorb, chemosorb, clarify, clear, colliquate, condense, cut, decoagulate, decoct, decrassify, deliquesce, depurate, digest, discharge, dissolve, distill, douche, drain, drench, dribble, drink, drink in, drink up, drip, dripple, drop, drouk, edulcorate, effuse, elute, emit, engross, essentialize, excrete, exfiltrate, extract, extravasate, exudate, exude, filter, filter in, filtrate, fluidify, fluidize, flush, flux, function, fuse, give off, go, gurgle, have effect, have free play, have play, hold in solution, imbibe, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, ingest, inject, interpenetrate, lave, leach, leak in, liquefy, liquesce, liquidize, lixiviate, macerate, melt, melt down, militate, ooze, operate, osmose, penetrate, percolate in, percolate into, perform, perk, permeate, pervade, play, purify, rectify, reek, refine, rinse, run, saturate, screen, seep, seep in, seethe, separate, sieve, sift, slurp up, soak, soak in, soak up, sodden, solubilize, solve, sop, sorb, souse, spiritualize, sponge, spurtle, steep, strain, sublimate, sublime, suffuse, sweat, swill up, take effect, take in, take up, thaw, thin, tick, transfuse, transpire, transude, trickle, try, unclot, wash, waterlog, weep, winnow, work


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