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permeate

per·me·ate

permeate

 
pronunciation:
puhr mi eIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: permeated, permeates, permeating
definition 1: to pass or diffuse through; penetrate.
These large molecules cannot permeate the cell membrane.
synonyms:
penetrate
similar words:
diffuse, filtrate, osmose, pass through
definition 2: to spread or be diffused throughout; pervade.
These ideas permeated her thoughts.
synonyms:
penetrate, pervade
similar words:
charge, diffuse, fill, infect, overrun, suffuse
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to penetrate, spread, or become diffused.
synonyms:
diffuse, penetrate, seep
similar words:
infiltrate, soak, spread
derivations: permeative (adj.), permeation (n.), permeator (n.)