Definition of permeate in English:
Spread throughout (something); pervade: the aroma of soup permeated the air [no object]: his personality has begun to permeate through the whole organization
More example sentences
- No matter where you wandered the aroma of garlic permeated the air.
- An awful stench filled the stuffy air of the wet alleyway, which permeated my nostrils.
- His scent, the faint musk of ivory soap mingled with the clean heaven air, permeated my senses.
mid 17th century: from Latin permeat- 'passed through', from the verb permeare, from per- 'through' + meare 'pass, go'.
- Example sentences
- More generally it connotes networks and their mode of functioning, the forms of their permeation and manipulation.
- It's a funny, left-of-center film about envy in all its permeations and how it strains friendships.
- The carcinoid component was negative for both lymphatic and vascular permeations.