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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

/per·co·late/ (per´kah-lāt)
1. to strain; to submit to percolation.
2. to trickle slowly through a substance.
3. a liquid that has been submitted to percolation.

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.

percolate

1. to strain; to submit to percolation.
2. a liquid that has been submitted to percolation.
3. to trickle slowly through a substance.
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If ice is regarded as a random mix of brine pockets and ice particles of equal size, the simple percolation model says sea ice should be at least 25 percent brine before salty water can percolate through it.
The filters are lined with gravel, earth or grass, and they clean up the runoff by slowing flows and allowing sediment to collect or by allowing water to percolate through the bottom of a filter before it enters the stream course.
Brazilian director Bruno Barreto's wispy valentine to Rio de Janeiro percolates to the sultry and subtle rhythms of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova music, but apart from the songs and the scenery, there just isn't much here to hold your interest.
But in the unsaturated zone, water is scarce and slowly percolates through the tuff, says Dan Gillies, acting chief of the nuclear hydrology program at the USGS in Denver.
The water will then be pumped to the Hansen Dam spreading grounds, where it will be naturally filtered as it percolates through the soil, and then will eventually mix with the groundwater supply.
At times, there's water that percolates out of the ground,'' he said.
Partly because it's specifically about Korean-Americans but, more importantly, because Lee has a marvelous ability to present persuasive teen-age angst with a light comic touch, the film percolates with continuous, surprise-filled life.
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