• WordNet 3.6
    • v percolate gain or regain energy "I picked up after a nap"
    • v percolate pass through "Water permeates sand easily"
    • v percolate cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent
    • v percolate prepare in a percolator "percolate coffee"
    • v percolate spread gradually "Light percolated into our house in the morning"
    • v percolate permeate or penetrate gradually "the fertilizer leached into the ground"
    • n percolate the product of percolation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Percolate To cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to filter; to strain.
    • v. i Percolate To pass through fine interstices; to filter; as, water percolates through porous stone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • percolate To strain through; cause to pass through small interstices, as a liquor; filter: literally and figuratively.
    • percolate To pass through small interstices, as a liquor; filter: as, water percolates through a porous stone.
    • n percolate That which has percolated or passed through a filter or strainer; a filtered liquid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Percolate pėr′kō-lāt to strain through pores or small openings, as a liquid: to filter
    • v.i Percolate to pass or ooze through very small openings: to filter
    • n Percolate a filtered liquid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. percolatus, p. p. of percolare, to percolate; per, through + colare, to strain


In literature:

It took fully a minute for Marty's announcement to really percolate to his cousin's understanding.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
The financial world is percolated with it.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Dig a hole near the source of supply so that the water may percolate through the soil before being used.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Fragrant coffee-steam hung over the glass percolator, but even this steam was as a brick wall to his probing touch.
"The Day Time Stopped Moving" by Bradner Buckner
It may percolate through the chinks of the masonry.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
The sand arrests any solid matter in the water as it percolates to the gravel and drains below.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
This coffee may be prepared in the Percolator, following the directions given in the foregoing.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
Then, somewhere in the back of my mind a glimmering of an idea began percolating.
"Robots of the World! Arise!" by Mari Wolf
As water percolates out through the hole, the vessel is replenished with more of the warm fluid.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
Until intellect percolates the soil, the soil will not part with its hidden hoards.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 81, July, 1864" by Various

In poetry:

Has some rough element of horrid clay
That spoils the earth like lava beds, they say,
Come sliding down, as avalanches do,
And thy fair bosom percolated through?
Or some apothecary's compound vile
Polluted thee so many a murky mile?
"The Sangamon River" by Hattie Howard

In news:

A percolation rate of 0.5 inch per hour and a soil layer of 4 feet or more are generally recommended.
Pots of coffee percolated, forgotten, in the background.
Shin-Soo Choo is trying not to listen to the trade rumors that have started percolating around him in the past few weeks.
Interesting news percolating in Seattle's Bicycle Community.
Q&A: Cajmere On His Roots, The Differences Between House And Rave Audiences, And Tweaking "Percolator".
The social TV space has been percolating for the past year or two, and its first big merger is here: startup GetGlue has been acquired by lesser-known Viggle.
Water percolates up Texas Legislature's agenda .
Many of them were on-boarded in the past six months, and they're paying up to $10,000 per month to use Percolate.
Over the past year, Percolate has been able to run on its own revenue and turn a small profit.
It's believed that antibiotics, which kill harmful infection-causing bacteria , also weaken the beneficial, healthy bacteria percolating in the colon.
After a lull of nearly two years, things are percolating again.
If the phrase "kill screen" makes your blood percolate, then Insert Coin(s) is probably the place for you.
Teeth Percolator Meme Meme is the New Riddim EP Sound Pellegrino.
What's Percolating in LOMA .
The mom in me adjusted to the controversies percolating around Miley Cyrus.

In science:

The percolation transition is in the standard short-range correlated percolation universality class.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
In order to test further the universality class of the percolation transition studied here, we have also calculated the order parameter of the percolation, the probability of belonging to the up-spin spanning cluster P∞ .
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
The most interesting feature of the phenomenon of percolation in the context of our present discussion is that unlike thermal transition, the geometric percolation transition is free from critical slowing down.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The spectrum of random-cluster models extends to percolation (and beyond), and one sees thus that percolative techniques have direct application to Ising and Potts models.
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
It differs from ordinary isotropic percolation by the additional constraint that activity is restricted to percolate along a distinguished direction in space.
Multifractal current distribution in random diode networks