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Noun: percolate  'pur-ku,leyt
  1. The product of percolation
Verb: percolate  'pur-ku,leyt
  1. Permeate or penetrate gradually
    "the fertilizer percolated into the ground";
    - leach
     
  2. Spread gradually
    "Light percolated into our house in the morning"
     
  3. Prepare in a percolator
    "percolate coffee"
     
  4. Cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent
     
  5. Pass through
    "Water percolates sand easily";
    - sink in, permeate, filter
     
  6. Gain or regain energy
    - perk up, perk, pick up, gain vigor [US], gain vigour [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: percolated, percolates, percolating

Type of: convalesce, diffuse, dribble, fan out, filter, filtrate, penetrate, perforate, recover, recuperate, spread, spread out, trickle

Encyclopedia: Percolate