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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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|Noun||1.||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
|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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