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Meaning of permeate

per•me•ate

Pronunciation: (pûr'mē-āt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to pass into or through every part of: Bright sunshine permeated the room.
  2. to penetrate through the pores, interstices, etc., of.
  3. to be diffused through; pervade; saturate: Cynicism permeated his report.
—v.i.
  1. to become diffused; penetrate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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