- To pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; -- applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture; as, water permeates sand.
- To enter and spread through; to pervade.
bathe, bespread, besprinkle, breathe, brew, charge, color, crawl with, creep with, decoct, diffuse, douche, dredge, drench, drouk, dye, enter, entincture, extend throughout, fill, flavor, flush, honeycomb, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, ingrain, inject, instill, interfuse, interpenetrate, invade, lave, leach, leave no void, leaven, lixiviate, macerate, occupy, overrun, overspread, overswarm, penetrate, percolate, pervade, rinse, run through, saturate, season, seethe, soak, sodden, sop, souse, steep, suffuse, swarm with, teem with, temper, tincture, tinge, transfuse, wash, waterlog
- Permeate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Permeate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- second-person plural present indicative of permeare
- second-person plural imperative of permeare
- Feminine plural of permeato
- second-person plural present active imperative of permeō