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English noun: percolate

1. percolate (substance) the product of percolation


Broader (hypernym)filtrate


English verb: percolate

1. percolate (motion) permeate or penetrate gradually


SamplesThe fertilizer leached into the ground.


Synonymsleach


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)dribble, filter, trickle

2. percolate (motion) spread gradually


SamplesLight percolated into our house in the morning.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)diffuse, fan out, spread, spread out

3. percolate (contact) prepare in a percolator


SamplesPercolate coffee.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)percolate

4. percolate (contact) cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)percolate


Causefilter, percolate, permeate, sink in

5. percolate (contact) pass through


SamplesWater permeates sand easily.


Synonymsfilter, permeate, sink in


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate


Narrower (hyponym)infiltrate, infiltrate

6. percolate (body) gain or regain energy


SamplesI picked up after a nap.


Synonymsgain vigor, perk, perk up, pick up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)convalesce, recover, recuperate









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