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per·co·late

 (pûr′kə-lāt′)
v. per·co·lat·ed, per·co·lat·ing, per·co·lates
v.tr.
1. To cause (liquid, for example) to pass through a porous substance or small holes; filter.
2. To pass or ooze through: Water percolated the sand.
3. To make (coffee) in a percolator.
v.intr.
1. To drain or seep through a porous material or filter.
2. Informal To become lively or active.
3. Informal To spread slowly or gradually.
n. (-lĭt, -lāt′)
A liquid that has been percolated.

[Latin percōlāre, percōlāt- : per-, per- + cōlāre, to filter (from cōlum, sieve).]

per′co·la′tion n.
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percolate

vb
1. to cause (a liquid) to pass through a fine mesh, porous substance, etc, or (of a liquid) to pass through a fine mesh, porous substance, etc; trickle: rain percolated through the roof.
2. to permeate; penetrate gradually: water percolated the road.
3. (intr) informal US to become active or lively: she percolated with happiness.
4. (Cookery) to make (coffee) or (of coffee) to be made in a percolator
n
a product of percolation
[C17: from Latin percolāre, from per + cōlāre to strain, from cōlum a strainer; see colander]
percolable adj
ˌpercoˈlation n
ˈpercolative adj
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per•co•late

(v. ˈpɜr kəˌleɪt; n. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to cause (a liquid) to pass through a porous body; filter.
2. (of a liquid) to filter through; permeate.
3. to brew (coffee) in a percolator.
v.i.
4. to pass through a porous substance; filter; ooze; seep; trickle.
5. to become percolated.
6. to become active, lively, or spirited.
7. to spread or grow gradually.
n.
8. a percolated liquid.
[1620–30; < Latin percōlātus, past participle of percōlāre to filter]
per`co•la′tion, n.
pron: The pronunciation of percolate with an intrusive y-glide results from analogy with words like circulate and matriculate, where the y-glide is mandatory. In words like percolate and escalate, where (k) is followed by -o- or -a- rather than -u-, the (y), as in the pronunciations (ˈpɜr kyəˌleɪt) and (ˈɛs kyəˌleɪt) represents a hypercorrection. See coupon.
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percolate


Past participle: percolated
Gerund: percolating

Imperative
percolate
percolate
Present
I percolate
you percolate
he/she/it percolates
we percolate
you percolate
they percolate
Preterite
I percolated
you percolated
he/she/it percolated
we percolated
you percolated
they percolated
Present Continuous
I am percolating
you are percolating
he/she/it is percolating
we are percolating
you are percolating
they are percolating
Present Perfect
I have percolated
you have percolated
he/she/it has percolated
we have percolated
you have percolated
they have percolated
Past Continuous
I was percolating
you were percolating
he/she/it was percolating
we were percolating
you were percolating
they were percolating
Past Perfect
I had percolated
you had percolated
he/she/it had percolated
we had percolated
you had percolated
they had percolated
Future
I will percolate
you will percolate
he/she/it will percolate
we will percolate
you will percolate
they will percolate
Future Perfect
I will have percolated
you will have percolated
he/she/it will have percolated
we will have percolated
you will have percolated
they will have percolated
Future Continuous
I will be percolating
you will be percolating
he/she/it will be percolating
we will be percolating
you will be percolating
they will be percolating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been percolating
you have been percolating
he/she/it has been percolating
we have been percolating
you have been percolating
they have been percolating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been percolating
you will have been percolating
he/she/it will have been percolating
we will have been percolating
you will have been percolating
they will have been percolating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been percolating
you had been percolating
he/she/it had been percolating
we had been percolating
you had been percolating
they had been percolating
Conditional
I would percolate
you would percolate
he/she/it would percolate
we would percolate
you would percolate
they would percolate
Past Conditional
I would have percolated
you would have percolated
he/she/it would have percolated
we would have percolated
you would have percolated
they would have percolated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.percolate - the product of percolationpercolate - the product of percolation    
filtrate - the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter
Verb1.percolate - permeate or penetrate gradually; "the fertilizer leached into the ground"
dribble, trickle, filter - run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in"
2.percolate - spread gradually; "Light percolated into our house in the morning"
diffuse, fan out, spread out, spread - move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
3.percolate - prepare in a percolator; "percolate coffee"
percolate - cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent
4.percolate - cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent
percolate - prepare in a percolator; "percolate coffee"
5.percolate - pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
penetrate, perforate - pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest"
infiltrate - pass into or through by filtering or permeating; "the substance infiltrated the material"
infiltrate - cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices
6.percolate - gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"
convalesce, recover, recuperate - get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"
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percolate

verb
1. penetrate, filter, seep, pervade, permeate, transfuse These truths begin to percolate through our minds.
2. filter, brew, perk (informal) the machine I use to percolate my coffee
3. seep, strain, drain, filter, penetrate, drip, leach, ooze, pervade, permeate, filtrate Water cannot percolate through the clay.
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percolate

verb
To flow or leak out or emit something slowly:
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Translations
percoler

percolate

[ˈpɜːkəleɪt]
A. VTfiltrar; [+ coffee] → hacer (en una cafetera de filtro)
percolated coffeecafé m (de) filtro
B. VI
1. (lit, fig) → filtrarse
to percolate down tofiltrarse hasta
to percolate through (sth) [water] → filtrarse (por algo); [ideas] → propagarse (por algo)
these ideas may eventually percolate through to the top of the organizationpuede que al final estas ideas se propaguen por la cúpula de la organización
2. [coffee] → hacerse (en una cafetera de filtro)
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percolate

[ˈpɜːrkəleɪt]
vt [+ coffee] → passer
vi
[coffee] → passer
to percolate into a room [light] → s'infiltrer dans une pièce
percolate through
vt fus
[truth, information] → s'infiltrer dans
[water] → s'infiltrer à travers
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percolate

vtfiltrieren; coffee(in einer Kaffeemaschine) zubereiten; percolated coffeemit der Kaffeemaschine gebrühter Kaffee
vi (lit, fig)durchsickern; the coffee is just percolatingder Kaffee läuft gerade durch; the information was starting to percolate throughdie Informationen begannen durchzusickern
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percolate

[ˈpɜːkəˌleɪt]
1. vtfiltrare
percolated coffee → caffè filtrato
2. vi (water, coffee) → passare, filtrare (fig) (news) → filtrare
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