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per·me·ate

 (pûr′mē-āt′)
v. per·me·at·ed, per·me·at·ing, per·me·ates
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.permeating - 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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Its muted revelries keep it from feeling permeatingly festive.