Permeate Per"me*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Permeated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Permeating}.] [L. permeatus, p. p. of permeare to permeate; per + meare to go, pass.] 1. To pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; -- applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture; as, water permeates sand. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

2. To enter and spread through; to pervade. [1913 Webster]

God was conceived to be diffused throughout the whole world, to permeate and pervade all things. --Cudworth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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