Definition of Percolate

1. Noun. The product of percolation.

Generic synonyms: Filtrate



2. Verb. Permeate or penetrate gradually. "The fertilizer leached into the ground"
Exact synonyms: Leach
Generic synonyms: Dribble, Filter, Trickle
Derivative terms: Leach, Percolation

3. Verb. Spread gradually. "Light percolated into our house in the morning"
Generic synonyms: Diffuse, Fan Out, Spread, Spread Out

4. Verb. Prepare in a percolator. "Percolate coffee"

5. Verb. Cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent.
Causes: Filter, Permeate, Sink In
Derivative terms: Percolation, Percolation

6. Verb. Pass through. "Water permeates sand easily"
Exact synonyms: Filter, Permeate, Sink In
Generic synonyms: Penetrate, Perforate
Specialized synonyms: Infiltrate, Infiltrate
Derivative terms: Filtration, Filtration, Percolation, Permeant, Permeation

7. Verb. Gain or regain energy. "I picked up after a nap"
Exact synonyms: Gain Vigor, Perk, Perk Up, Pick Up
Generic synonyms: Convalesce, Recover, Recuperate
Derivative terms: Pickup

Definition of Percolate

1. v. t. To cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to filter; to strain.

2. v. i. To pass through fine interstices; to filter; as, water percolates through porous stone.

Definition of Percolate

1. Verb. (transitive) To pass a liquid through a porous substance; to filter. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To drain or seep through a porous substance. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make (coffee) in a percolator. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To spread slowly or gradually; to slowly become noticed or realised. ¹

5. Noun. (rare) A liquid that has been percolated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Percolate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Percolate

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Literary usage of Percolate

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1. Principles of Pharmacy by Henry Vinecome Arny (1917)
"The weak percolate is evaporated to soft extract—most of the water is driven from ... 161, and percolate exactly as there described, with one exception. ..."

2. American Druggist (1891)
"previous apparent exhaustion of the drug when the menstruum was changed to alcohol 2, water 1, The first 116 pints of percolate abstracted (calculated to 1 ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1882)
"In two days brown precipitate appeared in the mixed percolate, nono in the first or second. In twenty days there was u precipitate •in the first percolate. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1910)
"As to the amount of percolate required for exhaustion of drug he reports (A. Ph. A. 18, 164) that 16 troy ounces aconite take at least 13 pints of percolate ..."

5. Handbook of Pharmacy by Virgil Coblentz (1895)
"The first six parts of the percolate are reserved, and the remaining ... Of the second percolate 8 parts are reserved, and the weaker percolate which is ..."

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