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Definitions for percolate
ˈpɜr kəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt; ˈpɜr kyəˌleɪt; ˈɛs kyəˌleɪtper·co·late
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the product of percolation
permeate or penetrate gradually
"the fertilizer leached into the ground"
"Light percolated into our house in the morning"
prepare in a percolator
cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent
percolate, sink in, permeate, filterverb
"Water permeates sand easily"
perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigorverb
gain or regain energy
"I picked up after a nap"
A liquid that has been percolated.
To pass a liquid through a porous substance; to filter.
To drain or seep through a porous substance.
Water percolates through sand.
To make (coffee) in a percolator.
I'll percolate some coffee.
To spread slowly or gradually; to slowly become noticed or realised.
Etymology: From percolare, itself, from per- + colare (from colum, of unknown origin).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: percolo, Lat.
The evidences of fact are percolated through a vast period of ages. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.
to cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to filter; to strain
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
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,-ātum—per, through, colāre, to strain.]
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The numerical value of percolate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of percolate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of percolate in a Sentence
The streams percolate out of the Milky Way's dense gas disk, the jet diverges from a pencil beam into tendrils, like that of an octopus.
Sometimes you just have to let it percolate for a while.
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.
These decisions are harbingers, it does take time for new ideas to percolate through the system.
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.
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Translations for percolate
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- durchsickern, versickern, filtrieren, filternGerman
- φιλτράρω, διεισδύω, φιλτράρομαιGreek
- suodattaa, siivilöityä, [[tihkua]] [[läpi]]Finnish
- percolare, drenare, filtrareItalian
- doordringen, percoleren, doorsijpelen, filtreren, filteren, percolaatDutch
- распространя́ться, процеди́ть, фильтрова́ть, просочи́ться, распространи́ться, перколи́ровать, проце́живать, проходи́ть, проса́чиваться, пройти́Russian
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