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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.


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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