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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.

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

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.

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
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"

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.

percolate

verb
To flow or leak out or emit something slowly:
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)

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

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

percolate

[ˈpɜːkəˌleɪt]
1. vtfiltrare
percolated coffee → caffè filtrato
2. vi (water, coffee) → passare, filtrare (fig) (news) → filtrare
References in classic literature ?
It macerates its opium and percolates its own laudanum and paregoric.
He leaned his head back and closed his eyes; and like a child, crying, that forgets its grief in watching the sunlight percolate through the tear-dimmed films over the pupils, so Martin forgot his sickness, the presence of Ruth, everything, in watching the masses of vegetation, shot through hotly with sunshine that took form and blazed against this background of his eyelids.
Light also percolates into the foyer through a horizontal slot cut along the datum where the building meets the ground on the east facade.
OUR MUSIC builds upon the Jamaican native's legacy of musical activism; and with its inimitable dancing groove, the album percolates and bubbles rhythmically in its call for unity between races, between nations, between individuals and even between business associates.
The treated water will be funneled to two underground basins where water is held while it slowly percolates into the soil, to groundwater 300 feet below.
Although the study makes "a very valuable contribution," says Peter Ravenscroft of Cambridge, England, he's not convinced that arsenic enters aquifers only when surface water percolates rapidly downward.
At night, light percolates out through the slatted sides and bridge deck, emphasizing a sense of movement.
OCWD captures and percolates into the groundwater basin approximately 350,000 acre-feet per year (an acre-foot is 326,000 gallons or enough water for two small families for a year).