Meaning of “permeate” in the English Dictionary

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"permeate" in British English

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permeateverb [ I usually + adv/prep, T ]

uk /ˈpɜː.mi.eɪt/ us /ˈpɝː.mi.eɪt/ formal

(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)