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Pronunciation:  `purku'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the filtration of a liquid for extraction or purification
  2. [n]  the act of making coffee in a percolator
  3. [n]  the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium; "the percolation of rainwater through the soil"; "the infiltration of seawater through the lava"

PERCOLATION is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: infiltration
 See Also: cookery, cooking, filtration, filtration, preparation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per`co*la"tion\, n. [L. percolatio.]
The act or process of percolating, or filtering; filtration;
straining. Specifically (Pharm.), the process of exhausting
the virtues of a powdered drug by letting a liquid filter
slowly through it.

Thesaurus Terms
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