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permeate

verb [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 government seems to have permeated every section of society. A foul smell of stale beer permeated the whole building. The table has a plastic coating which prevents liquids from permeating into the wood beneath.
Translations of “permeate”
in Spanish penetrar…
in French s’infiltrer…
in German (durch)dringen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滲透, 瀰漫, 遍佈…
in Russian проникать, пропитывать…
in Turkish yavaş yavaş içine işlemek, her yere nüfuz etmek, yayılmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渗透, 弥漫, 遍布…
in Polish przenikać (w)…
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