Definitions for: Percolate

[n] the product of percolation
[v] gain or regain energy
[v] be diffused thoroughly; "Sunlight percolated the entire house"
[v] pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
[v] cause to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent, as of solvents
[v] prepare in a percolator, of coffee
[v] spread gradually; "Light percolated into our house in the morning"
[v] permeate; penetrate gradually; of liquids

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Per"co*late, v. i.
To pass through fine interstices; to filter; as, water
percolates through porous stone.

Synonyms: filter, gain vigor, leach, perk, perk up, permeate, pick up, sink in

See Also: convalesce, diffuse, dribble, fan out, filter, filtrate, infiltrate, penetrate, percolate, perforate, recover, recuperate, spread, spread out, trickle

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animal facts
animlas that start with z
animals starting with g