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seep

Pronunciation: (s?p), [key]
? v.i.
  1. to pass, flow, or ooze gradually through a porous substance: Water seeps through cracks in the wall.
  2. (of ideas, methods, etc.) to enter or be introduced at a slow pace: The new ideas finally seeped down to the lower echelons.
  3. to become diffused; permeate: Fog seeped through the trees, obliterating everything.
?v.t.
  1. to cause to seep; filter: The vodka is seeped through charcoal to purify it.
?n.
  1. moisture that seeps out; seepage.
  2. a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground has oozed to the surface of the earth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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