From Latinpercōlō (“I filter"), itself, from per (“through") + colō (“I strain") (from cōlum (“a strainer"), of unknown origin).
Latin percōlārepercōlāt-per-per-cōlāreto filter (fromcōlumsieve)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Percolate Sentence Examples
Christianity had already begun to percolate Hungary.
Percolate a perfect outdoor cup of coffee with a stainless steel coffee pot that is safe to place over an open flame.
Thus modern phosphate does not percolate to prehistoric levels.
Simply listening to the music, picturing the dancers in the space, and letting all of this planning percolate will almost certainly begin to inspire movement phrases and eventually the entire dance routine will fall into place.
Small, however, as the micro-organisms are, they are larger than the capillary passages in some materials through which water under pressure may be caused to percolate.