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Definition of 'percolate'


  1. the product of percolation


  1. permeate or penetrate gradually; "the fertilizer leached into the ground"
       Synonyms: leach
  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"
       Synonyms: sink in permeate filter
  6. gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"
       Synonyms: perk up perk pick up gain vigor

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