Permeate is defined as to get into, soak into or spread throughout.(verb)
An example of permeate is when you smell baking cookies everywhere in the house.
See permeate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L permeatus, pp. of permeare < per, through + meare, to glide, flow, pass < IE base *mei-, to go, change, wander > Czech mijeti, to pass by
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verb per·me·at·ed, per·me·at·ing, per·me·ates verb, transitive
Origin: Latin permeāre, permeāt-, to penetrate
Origin: : per-, through; see per-
Origin: + meāre, to pass; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.
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