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Adjective: permeating  'pur-mee,ey-ting
  1. Spreading or spread throughout
    "armed with permeating irony...he punctures affectations";
    - permeant, permeative, pervasive
Verb: permeate  'pur-mee,eyt
  1. Spread or diffuse through
    "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration";
    - pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle
  2. Pass through
    "Water permeates sand easily";
    - percolate, sink in, filter
  3. Penetrate mutually or be interlocked
    - interpenetrate

See also: distributive

Type of: penetrate, perforate

Encyclopedia: Permeating