What does percolate mean?

Definitions for percolate
ˈpɜr kəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt; ˈpɜr kyəˌleɪt; ˈɛs kyəˌleɪtper·co·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. percolate(verb)

    the product of percolation

  2. leach, percolate(verb)

    permeate or penetrate gradually

    "the fertilizer leached into the ground"

  3. percolate(verb)

    spread gradually

    "Light percolated into our house in the morning"

  4. percolate(verb)

    prepare in a percolator

    "percolate coffee"

  5. percolate(verb)

    cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent

  6. percolate, sink in, permeate, filter(verb)

    pass through

    "Water permeates sand easily"

  7. perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor(verb)

    gain or regain energy

    "I picked up after a nap"

Wiktionary

  1. percolate(Noun)

    A liquid that has been percolated.

    Etymology: From percolare, itself, from per- + colare (from colum, of unknown origin).

  2. percolate(Verb)

    To pass a liquid through a porous substance; to filter.

    Etymology: From percolare, itself, from per- + colare (from colum, of unknown origin).

  3. percolate(Verb)

    To drain or seep through a porous substance.

    Water percolates through sand.

    Etymology: From percolare, itself, from per- + colare (from colum, of unknown origin).

  4. percolate(Verb)

    To make (coffee) in a percolator.

    I'll percolate some coffee.

    Etymology: From percolare, itself, from per- + colare (from colum, of unknown origin).

  5. percolate(Verb)

    To spread slowly or gradually; to slowly become noticed or realised.

    Etymology: From percolare, itself, from per- + colare (from colum, of unknown origin).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Percolate(verb)

    to cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to filter; to strain

    Etymology: [L. percolatus, p. p. of percolare to percolate; per through + colare to strain.]

  2. Percolate(verb)

    to pass through fine interstices; to filter; as, water percolates through porous stone

    Etymology: [L. percolatus, p. p. of percolare to percolate; per through + colare to strain.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Percolate

    pėr′kō-lāt, v.t. to strain through pores or small openings, as a liquid: to filter.—v.i. to pass or ooze through very small openings: to filter.—n. a filtered liquid.—ns. Percolā′tion, act of filtering; Per′colator, a filtering vessel. [L. percolāre,-ātumper, through, colāre, to strain.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of percolate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of percolate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of percolate in a Sentence

  1. Elvis Picardo:

    As the index has moved higher we have seen the strength percolate to other (non-resource) sectors as well.

  2. Paul Irving:

    There is a lot more talk in business circles about the human capital value of older workers, but we're still in early innings, it takes time for things to percolate.

  3. Chirag Dekate:

    It's not just a jingoistic race between the U.S. and China, the innovations that Intel is developing here will percolate down to other parts of its business.

  4. John Banzhaf:

    These decisions are harbingers, it does take time for new ideas to percolate through the system.

  5. Orrin Hatch:

    Sometimes you just have to let it percolate for a while.

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Translations for percolate

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  • durchsickern, filtern, versickern, filtrierenGerman
  • φιλτράρομαι, φιλτράρω, διεισδύωGreek
  • suodattaa, [[tihkua]] [[läpi]], siivilöityäFinnish
  • sheelManx
  • filtrare, percolare, drenareItalian
  • filtreren, percolaat, filteren, doorsijpelen, percoleren, doordringenDutch
  • przesączyćPolish
  • проходи́ть, проце́живать, перколи́ровать, распространи́ться, процеди́ть, распространя́ться, фильтрова́ть, просочи́ться, проса́чиваться, пройти́Russian

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