- The definition of a seep is a place where liquid comes up from the ground and forms a puddle.
An example of a seep is a place in the basement floor from where water comes up every time it rains and makes a puddle.
- Seep is defined as to leak or drip.
An example of to seep is for water to slowly creep into a basement.
Origin: Middle English an unverified form sipen from Old English sipian, to soak, akin to Middle Low German sīpen, to drip from Indo-European base an unverified form seib-, to run out, drip from source soap
- a place where water, oil, etc. oozes from the ground to form a pool
- seepy adjective
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intransitive verb seeped, seep·ing, seeps
- To pass slowly through small openings or pores; ooze.
- To enter, depart, or become diffused gradually.
- A spot where water or petroleum trickles out of the ground to form a pool.
Origin: Alteration of dialectal sipe.