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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.
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|Adj.||1.||permeant - spreading or spread throughout; "armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"; "the pervasive odor of garlic"; "an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion"|
distributive - serving to distribute or allot or disperse
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