Seep meaning

sēp
To pass slowly through small openings or pores; ooze.

Water is seeping into the basement.

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To ooze, or pass slowly through pores or other small openings.
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A seafloor vent.
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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.

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Seep is defined as to leak or drip.

An example of to seep is for water to slowly creep into a basement.

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To leak, drip, or flow out slowly through small openings or pores; ooze.
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A place where water, oil, etc. oozes from the ground to form a pool.
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A small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground (e.g. water, petroleum or tar) has oozed to the surface.
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Moisture that seeps out; a seepage.
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A place on land or underwater where a liquid or gas oozes out of the ground.
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To enter, depart, or become diffused gradually.

The importance of the situation finally seeped into my brain. The news seeped out bit by bit.

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Origin of seep

  • Alteration of dialectal sipe

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

  • Variant of sipe, from Middle English sipen, from Old English sipian, from Proto-Germanic *sÄ«pōnÄ…, frequentative of *sÄ«panÄ… (compare Middle Dutch sÄ«pen 'to drip', archaic German seifen 'to trickle blood'), from Proto-Indo-European *seib, *sib- 'to pour out, drip, trickle' (compare Latin sÄ“bum 'suet, tallow', Ancient Greek εἴβω (eíbō) 'to drop, drip').

    From Wiktionary