Seep Definition

sēp
seeped, seeping, seeps
verb
seeped, seeping, seeps
To leak, drip, or flow out slowly through small openings or pores; ooze.
Webster's New World
To enter, depart, or become diffused gradually.
The importance of the situation finally seeped into my brain. The news seeped out bit by bit.
American Heritage
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noun
seeps
A place where water, oil, etc. oozes from the ground to form a pool.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

Moisture that seeps out; a seepage.

Wiktionary

A seafloor vent.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Seep

Noun

Singular:
seep
Plural:
seeps

Origin of Seep

  • Variant of sipe, from Middle English sipen, from Old English sipian, from Proto-Germanic *sīpōną, frequentative of *sīpaną (compare Middle Dutch sīpen 'to drip', archaic German seifen 'to trickle blood'), from Proto-Indo-European *seib, *sib- 'to pour out, drip, trickle' (compare Latin sēbum 'suet, tallow', Ancient Greek εἴβω (eíbō) 'to drop, drip').

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of dialectal sipe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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