- Present participle of permeate.
Variant of permeate
transitive verbpermeated, permeating
to pass into or through and affect every part of; penetrate and spread through: ink permeates blotting paper; a society that is permeated with idealism
Origin of permeate; from Classical Latin permeatus, past participle of permeare ; from per, through + meare, to glide, flow, pass ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mei-, to go, change, wander from source Czech mijeti, to pass by
to spread or diffuse; penetrate: with through or among