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Meaning of “permeate” in the English Dictionary

"permeate" in British English

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permeateverb [I usually + adv/prep, T]

uk   /ˈpɜː.mi.eɪt/  us   /ˈpɝː-/ formal
to ​spread through something and be ​present in every ​part of it: Dissatisfaction with the ​governmentseems to have permeated every ​section of ​society. A ​foulsmell of ​stalebeer permeated the ​wholebuilding. The ​table has a ​plasticcoating which ​preventsliquids from permeating into the ​wood beneath.
(Definition of permeate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"permeate" in American English

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permeateverb [T]

 us   /ˈpɜr·miˌeɪt/
to ​spread through something and be ​present in every ​part of it: The ​smell of ​detergent and ​bleach permeated the ​air.
(Definition of permeate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “permeate”
in Spanish penetrar…
in Vietnamese thấm vào…
in Malaysian meresap…
in Thai ซึมผ่าน…
in French s’infiltrer…
in German (durch)dringen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渗透, 弥漫, 遍布…
in Turkish yavaş yavaş içine işlemek, her yere nüfuz etmek, yayılmak…
in Russian проникать, пропитывать…
in Indonesian meresap…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滲透, 瀰漫, 遍佈…
in Polish przenikać (w)…
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