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percolate

 [per´ko-lāt]
1. to strain; to submit to percolation.
2. a liquid that has been submitted to percolation.
3. to trickle slowly through a substance.

percolate

(pĕr′kō-lāt) [L. percolare, to strain through]
1. To allow a liquid to seep through a powdered substance.
2. Any fluid that has been filtered or percolated.
3. To strain a fluid through powdered substances in order to impregnate it with dissolved chemicals.
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4b shows that tip to the critical percolation threshold, the CNTs reinforce the polymer matrix hut at higher Volume fractions of CNTs the percolated network has a detrimental effect on the modulus.
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The team has suggested that the carbonates formed on Mars some 3 billion years ago, when water rich in dissolved carbon dioxide percolated through the rock.
Urgert expressed surprise "that percolated coffee, though it's not paper-filtered, contained negligible amounts of [the diterpenes] cafestol and kahweol." He now suspects that the basket of grounds through which this brew repeatedly percolates serves as a filter for those compounds.
Because gas is more soluble in cooler water, the scientists could gauge the temperature of the water at the time it percolated down into the aquifers.
Researchers speculate that carbonates crystallized within the meteorite when water rich in dissolved carbon dioxide percolated through rock just beneath the Martian surface.