Definition of Percolation

1. Noun. The slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium. "The infiltration of seawater through the lava"

Exact synonyms: Infiltration
Generic synonyms: Filtration
Derivative terms: Infiltrate, Infiltrate, Percolate, Percolate, Percolate, Percolate



2. Noun. The act of making coffee in a percolator.
Generic synonyms: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Derivative terms: Percolate

3. Noun. The filtration of a liquid for extraction or purification.
Generic synonyms: Filtration
Derivative terms: Percolate, Percolate

Definition of Percolation

1. n. The act or process of percolating, or filtering; filtration; straining. Specifically (Pharm.), the process of exhausting the virtues of a powdered drug by letting a liquid filter slowly through it.

Definition of Percolation

1. Noun. the seepage or filtration of a liquid through a porous substance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Percolation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Percolation

1. The act or process of percolating, or filtering; filtration; straining. Specifically, the process of exhausting the virtues of a powdered drug by letting a liquid filter slowly through it. Origin: L. Percolatio. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Percolation

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1. The Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America: (The United States by United States Pharmacopoeial Convention (1820)
"Percolation Percolation, as directed in this Pharmacopoeia, consista in subjecting a comminuted substance or a mixture of substances, contained in a vessel ..."

2. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"Bate of Percolation.—This varies with the volume and uniformity of the interstices between the ore particles, and to some extent with the depth of the ..."

3. Public Water-supplies: Requirements, Resources, and the Construction of Works by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, Harry Luman Russell, Daniel Webster Mead (1908)
"The total percolation must have been at least 12 inches, or three-fourths ... An approximate estimate of the total amount of percolation which is useful in ..."

4. Irrigation Engineering by Herbert Michael Wilson (1909)
"Percolation and its Amount.—The losses due to percolation in canals and storage ... For this reason it is desirable to consider losses from percolation and ..."

5. Irrigation Engineering by Herbert Michael Wilson (1909)
"Percolation and its Amount.—The losses due to percolation in canals and storage ... For this reason it is desirable to consider losses from percolation and ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1880)
"Query 19, on the Conditions Necessary to Successfully Conduct Percolation, was answered by a lengthy and interesting essay by Mr. JU Lloyd (see page 682), ..."

7. A Treatise on Pharmacy for Students and Pharmacists by Charles Caspari, Evander Francis Kelly (1920)
"Percolation. Percolation, or, as it is sometimes called, displacement, is beyond doubt the most important method of solution or extraction in the hands of ..."

8. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1890)
"Mr. SJ Hinsdale describes an apparatus for percolation of fluid extracts, ... The chamber for the reception of the substance for percolation is provided ..."

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