Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “percolate”

percolate

verb (LIQUID)    /ˈpɜː.kəl.eɪt/ US  /ˈpɝː-/
[I] If a liquid percolates, it moves slowly through a substance with very small holes in it: Sea water percolates down through the rocks .Movement of liquidsCrossing and moving through [I or T] to make coffee using a machine in which hot water passes through crushed coffee beans into a container belowWarm drinks
(Definition of percolate verb (LIQUID) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of percolate

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Warm drinks, but you might be interested in these topics from the Drink topic area:

More definitions for “percolate”

Definitions of “percolate” in other dictionaries

Translations of “percolate”

Word of the Day

chef

a skilled and trained cook who works in a hotel or restaurant, especially the most important cook

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More