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English Dictionary: percolate by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
percolate
n
  1. the product of percolation
v
  1. permeate or penetrate gradually; "the fertilizer leached into the ground"
    Synonym(s): leach, percolate
  2. spread gradually; "Light percolated into our house in the morning"
  3. prepare in a percolator; "percolate coffee"
  4. cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent
  5. pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
    Synonym(s): percolate, sink in, permeate, filter
  6. gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"
    Synonym(s): perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Percolate \Per"co*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Percolated}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Percolating}.] [L. percolatus, p. p. of
      percolare to percolate; per through + colare to strain.]
      To cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to
      filter; to strain. --Sir M. Hale.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Percolate \Per"co*late\, v. i.
      To pass through fine interstices; to filter; as, water
      percolates through porous stone.
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