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Meaning of PERCOLATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'purkulit, [v]'purku`leyt, 'purku`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the product of percolation
  2. [v]  gain or regain energy
  3. [v]  be diffused thoroughly; "Sunlight percolated the entire house"
  4. [v]  pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
  5. [v]  cause to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent, as of solvents
  6. [v]  prepare in a percolator, of coffee
  7. [v]  spread gradually; "Light percolated into our house in the morning"
  8. [v]  permeate; penetrate gradually; of liquids

PERCOLATE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: filter, gain vigor, leach, perk, perk up, permeate, pick up, sink in
 See Also: convalesce, diffuse, dribble, fan out, filter, filtrate, infiltrate, penetrate, percolate, perforate, recover, recuperate, spread, spread out, trickle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Per"co*late\, v. i.
    To pass through fine interstices; to filter; as, water
    percolates through porous stone.
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