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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.
Light percolates through the canvas roof, gently illuminating the space.
The seafloor has such an extreme incline because groundwater percolates down to the base of the continental slope and erodes the rock there, causing collapse at the bottom.
Off-channels trap sediment and percolates out impurities.
Capturing a slice of sky like a James Turrell installation, light percolates down through the glazed top of the ovoid lift shaft.
He now suspects that the basket of grounds through which this brew repeatedly percolates serves as a filter for those compounds.
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.
Light is diffused through the glazed ends and also percolates through slivers of plexiglass set in the west wall (right).