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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.
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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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