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Definition of 'permeate'


  1. spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
       Synonyms: pervade penetrate interpenetrate diffuse imbue riddle
  2. pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
       Synonyms: percolate sink in filter
  3. penetrate mutually or be interlocked; "The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"
       Synonyms: interpenetrate

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