interpermeate

permeate

[pur-mee-eyt]
verb (used with object), permeated, permeating.
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.
verb (used without object), permeated, permeating.
4.
to become diffused; penetrate.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin permeātus past participle of permeāre to pass through. See per-, meatus

permeation, noun
permeative, adjective
permeator, noun
interpermeate, verb (used with object), interpermeated, interpermeating.
nonpermeation, noun
nonpermeative, adjective
unpermeated, adjective
unpermeating, adjective
unpermeative, adjective
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permeate (ˈpɜːmɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to penetrate or pervade (a substance, area, etc): a lovely smell permeated the room
2.  to pass through or cause to pass through by osmosis or diffusion: to permeate a membrane
 
[C17: from Latin permeāre, from per- through + meāre to pass]
 
perme'ation
 
n
 
'permeative
 
adj

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permeate
1650s, from L. permeat-, pp. stem of permeare "to pass through" (see permeable).
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permeate per·me·ate (pûr'mē-āt')
v. per·me·at·ed, per·me·at·ing, per·me·ates

  1. To spread or flow throughout; pervade.

  2. To pass through the openings or interstices of, as a liquid through a membrane.

n. (-ĭt, -āt')
One that can permeate.
per'me·ant (-ənt) or per'me·a'tive (-ā'tĭv) adj.
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