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v. per·me·at·ed, per·me·at·ing, per·me·ates
1. To pass through the openings or interstices of: liquid permeating a membrane.
2. To spread or flow throughout; pervade: "Our thinking is permeated by our historical myths" (Freeman J. Dyson). See Synonyms at imbue.
To spread through or penetrate something.

[Latin permeāre, permeāt-, to penetrate : per-, through; see per- + meāre, to pass; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

per′me·ant (-ənt), per′me·a′tive (-ā′tĭv) adj.
per′me·a′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.permeation - the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
ammonification - impregnation with ammonia or a compound of ammonia
carbonation - saturation with carbon dioxide (as soda water)
diffusion - (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration
saturation, impregnation - the process of totally saturating something with a substance; "the impregnation of wood with preservative"; "the saturation of cotton with ether"
2.permeation - mutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other
penetration - the act of entering into or through something; "the penetration of upper management by women"
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Key statement: Provided is an air permeation resistant film in which flexibility can be imparted to the film without remarkably increasing the proportion of a rubber constituting a dispersed phase.
Elsewhere, Smithers Rapra expert Dr Jason Davies has outlined how gel permeation chromatography (GPC) can be utilised to analyse the properties of polycarbonate materials - and determine whether material failure is inevitable.
This new combination package offers substantial savings compared to the initial purchase cost of two separate permeation analysers, says Systech, and provides a shared computer interface, shared nitrogen supply and reduced installation costs.
This concerns the moisture that permeates into a blister cavity in very small quantities along the inner layers of the blister's punched edge (moisture permeation is only possible along the punched edge because the base foil's aluminum creates a 100% barrier against water and oxygen).
The KIN-TEK EcoFlex permeation system is a manually operated system designed to provide a low-cost solution for simple calibration applications.
The aim of this proposal is to create novel biotechnological tools to study permeation of organic compounds through lipid membranes and protein pores.
com)-- Systech Illinois, a leading manufacturer of permeation analysers and gas analysis equipment, has been chosen by FFP Packaging Solutions to measure the oxygen permeation of their flexible films.
Two polymers having complementary properties can be combined to simultaneously effect improvements in performance and cost for commercial applications [1], Permeation resistance is a primary criterion in the selection of polymers for barrier film applications.
The new Thermo Scientific Model 84i Mercury Permeation Source provides a NIST-traceable quality control method for customers who are seeking to comply with the U.
Nevertheless, the skin permeation propensity of most drugs is practically low due to the impermeable nature of epidermis.
Three different microemulsions (A-C) and one semisolid preparation D were investigated in terms of viscoelastic properties and skin permeation of the model compound sodium fluorescein.