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n. - The product of the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium v. - Gain or regain energy; Pass through; Cause (a solvent) to pass through a substance in order to extract a soluble constituent; Spread gradually; Penetrate gradually.

Usage examples (40)
  • These are applied to arable land as fertilizers and inevitably some washes into the river or percolates through the soil and into the aquifer.
  • percolate coffee
  • I'm still processing this 'call to arms' and personally think it needs to percolate from the bottom up not the Government down.
  • Cherry let the idea percolate with ABC executives because he knew it was a "pretty risky proposition." for more
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