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seep

seep

 
 
pronunciation:
sip
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: seeped, seeping, seeps
definition 1: to pass gradually through a porous substance.
Rainwater seeps through the soil.
similar words:
soak
definition 2: to spread or diffuse gradually.
An odor is seeping through the house.
similar words:
permeate
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part of speech: noun
definition: an accumulation of liquid, such as water or oil, that has seeped through the ground to the surface.
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