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English verb: permeate

1. permeate (contact) spread or diffuse through


SamplesAn atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration.
Music penetrated the entire building.
His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks.


Synonymsdiffuse, imbue, interpenetrate, penetrate, pervade, riddle


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate


Narrower (hyponym)spiritise, spiritize

2. permeate (contact) pass through


SamplesWater permeates sand easily.


Synonymsfilter, percolate, sink in


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


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate


Narrower (hyponym)infiltrate, infiltrate

3. permeate (contact) penetrate mutually or be interlocked


SamplesThe territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot.


Synonymsinterpenetrate


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate


Narrower (hyponym)invade









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