Permeate

Definition of Permeate

Per´me`ate
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Permeated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Permeating.]
2.To enter and spread through; to pervade.
God was conceived to be diffused throughout the whole world, to permeate and pervade all things.
- Cudworth.

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