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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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As a result, when [V.sub.F] > [V.sub.c], a fraction [V.sub.F.sup.agg] = [f.sub.s][V.sub.F] of the fillers in the system belongs to the percolating network, whereas the remaining rods [V.sub.F.sup.dis] = (1 - [f.sub.s]) [V.sub.F] are treated as being uniformly dispersed within the polymeric matrix.
She kicks off the ebullient set with the percolating "The Only Thing Missin'," followed by the blissful and bouncy "Wonderful," and the infectious "Holdin' On," which features Mary J.
the band's first full length record, is actually the second episode in a four-part mini-series percolating in Sanchez's noggin.
Chapels are linked and serviced on the east side by a long corridor, animated by light gently percolating through vertical incisions along one wall.
That price relief will trickle down to Latin America, even though demand there is percolating. PC sales hit their best-ever mark in the region in 2000 when 7.7 million computers--worth US$8.6 billion--were sold, in part thanks to price cuts and attractive new financing options.
What caught his eye was a massive upwelling of liquid, percolating up through the ice to flood the surface beneath the newly fallen snow, forming a slushy boil.
The proposed "conceptual conductivity" between image and environment mirrored the sympathetic magic percolating in Schorr's photographs, as viewers inadvertently piggyback on the artist's own desire.
Trance, house, and techno have had their moment, but now the percolating, super gay-friendly dance genre known as electro is gunning to be the new nightclub sound.
Paces and his colleagues contend that the crusts grew from rainwater percolating down through the mountain, rather than from upwelling hot fluids.
And his voice is in fine form as he opens the recording with the romantic ballad, "With A Christmas Heart," followed by the equally romantic "This Is Christmas." The mood is more upbeat with the party-around-the-Christmas-tree song, "The Mistletoe Jam," and the percolating "A Kiss For Christmas." Darlene Love joins Vandross for the finger-popping "I Listen To The Bells," which also features a robust saxophone solo by Clarence Clemons.
Cold air percolating through every fourth panel of the handsomely veneered Micro-floor rises to the height of the photographer, calculated at roughly 2m, and is extracted at this height and re-circulated.