November 30, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
permeate /ˈpɚmiˌeɪt/ verb
permeate
/ˈpɚmiˌeɪt/
verb

permeates; permeated; permeating

The smell of freshly baked cookies permeates the kitchen.
The smell of freshly baked cookies permeates the kitchen.
Learner's definition of PERMEATE

formal

: to pass or spread through (something)

[+ object]

  • The water permeated the sand.

  • The smell of baking bread permeated the kitchen.

  • A feeling of anxiety permeated the office as we rushed to meet the deadline.

[no object]

  • The rain permeated through/into the soil.

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