percolate Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the product of percolation
verb permeate or penetrate gradually
- the fertilizer leached into the ground
verb spread gradually
- Light percolated into our house in the morning
verb prepare in a percolator
- percolate coffee
verb cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent
verb pass through
filter; permeate; sink in.
- Water permeates sand easily
verb gain or regain energy
perk; pick up; perk up; gain vigor.
- I picked up after a nap
Per"co*late transitive verb
To cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to filter; to strain.Sir M. Hale.
Per"co*late intransitive verb
To pass through fine interstices; to filter; as, water. percolatesthrough porous stone
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