• WordNet 3.6
    • n permeation mutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other
    • n permeation the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Permeation The act of permeating, passing through, or spreading throughout, the pores or interstices of any substance. "Here is not a mere involution only, but a spiritual permeation and inexistence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n permeation The act of permeating, or the state of being permeated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Permeation act of permeating, or state of being permeated
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. permeatusper, through, meāre, to pass.


In literature:

Bolsheviki meetings permeated with the same spirit were organized at Petrograd, Moscow, and other cities.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
Its roots branched out into every part of his nature, and permeated his entire self.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Glow and fervour permeate life, and literature being its outcome could not but keep the mark of what had been set upon that life.
"Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days" by Emily Hickey
I had a glimpse of that other world which permeates and exists side by side with and permeates our own.
"The Ghost" by Arnold Bennett
Everyday humor of American rustic life permeates the book.
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
But I did not touch it, for I was anxious to resist that feeling of dread with which I was permeated.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
The constant basting causes the moisture to permeate the dry white meat, making it juicy and tender.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
He was permeated with its scenes, with its substance, and with its odours.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
But his conception of military leadership is permeated with the ideals of democracy and justice for which he fights.
"Foch the Man" by Clara E. Laughlin
Sick giddiness permeated his brain.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross

In poetry:

It was his life. His blood, his brain
Was permeated with desire
To strive with Evil; for the pain
Of One had set his soul on fire.
"A Preacher" by John Joy Bell
For, in an unseen current runs,
From heart to heart, from soul to soul,
Thy force, like heat from genial suns,
To permeate and warm the whole.
"Sympathy" by Thomas Frederick Young
Oh, but it is dirty!
—this little filling station,
oil-soaked, oil-permeated
to a disturbing, over-all
black translucency.
Be careful with that match!
"Filling Station" by Elizabeth Bishop
She was fair, a lumin'd beauty rippling o'er each chisell'd feature,
Changing ever like the sunshine playing on the summer sea,
Revelations of God's spirit permeating through his creature,
Making loveliness all perfect by infused divinity.
"Retrospection" by Walter Richard Cassels
If I have lived before, some evidence
Should that existence to the present bind;
Some innate inkling of experience
Should still imbue and permeate the mind,
If we, progressing, pass from state to state,
Or retrograde, as turns the wheel of fate.
"If I Have Lived Before." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

A theology of light permeates these texts.
Neutrals Permeate PPG's ' Atmospheric ' Collection.
"All these families were permeated by contra activity," said Wilfredo Barreto, the chief Sandinista party official for the region, who helped plan and oversee the evacuations.
Mass shootings are not just about guns, but about the violence and enjoyment of it that has permeated our society, says Henry A Giroux in Truthout.
To even mention how deeply Google has permeated our lives seems silly.
Like Rawls, Rutledge's classy elegance is often permeated by the raw passion of his church choir work.
Pinkwater's typical zaniness permeates this tale of an eccentric uncle who takes his nephew on a jaunt to outer space--and beyond.
An air of excitement permeated the banquet room at one particular class reunion on Saturday.
BSEE – Safety must permeate all levels.
With this election cycle finally behind us, it's time for all Americans to step back and take a long hard look at the negativity that permeated so much of this presidential campaign.
Is it America's ugly little secret, an unacknowledged bias that still permeates our society.
A 1960's vibe permeates Mariano Toledo , where a bright-green rug pops on the stark white floor.
Employees love the humanitarian spirit that permeates the offices at Torch Technologies.
Micronized oxides permeate concrete surface and create translucent color variations similar to reactive acid stain.
Tough meat becomes flavorful and succulent, fat is rendered out and the low, smoky fire leaves the aroma of smoke permeating the meat.

In science:

It turns out, that such a situation permeates also more and more into the physics of the microworld.
String Theory or Field Theory?
This revision, will not alter the mathematical content of the STR, but will bring us back to the long obsoloted idea of the existence of the all pervading and permeating medium, the Aether.
The Twin Paradox Revisited and Reformulated -- On the Possibility of Detecting Absolute Motion
The idea of a universal all-pervading and permeating medium, is a superseded idea.
The Twin Paradox Revisited and Reformulated -- On the Possibility of Detecting Absolute Motion
Anzer and Heinzel 2005) and to trace the magnetic fields permeating the prominence to their origin at the Sun’s surface (e.g.
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
Magnetic and ferroelectric materials permeate every aspect of modern science and technology.
Multiferroicity, The coupling between magnetic and polarization