percolate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause (fluid, like) to feed a porous substance or tiny holes; filter.
    • To pass or ooze through: Water percolated the sand.
    • to produce (coffee) in a percolator.
    • To cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to filter; to strain.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To deplete or seep through a porous material or filter.
    • Informal To become vibrant or active.
    • casual To spread slowly or gradually.
    • to feed fine interstices; to filter.
  • noun:
    • A liquid which has been percolated.
    • A liquid that's been percolated.
    • what features percolated or passed through a filter or strainer; a filtered liquid.
    • the merchandise of percolation
  • verb:
    • To pass a liquid through a porous material; to filter.
    • To strain or seep through a porous material.
    • to help make (coffee) in a percolator.
    • (figuratively) To spread slowly or gradually; to slowly be detected or realised.
    • prepare in a percolator
    • move across
    • permeate or penetrate slowly
    • gain or regain energy
    • spread slowly
    • cause (a solvent) to feed a permeable substance being extract a soluble constituent
  • others:
    • To stress through; cause to feed small interstices, as a liquor; filter: actually and figuratively.
    • To pass through little interstices, as a liquor; filter: as, liquid percolates through a porous rock.

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