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permeate

 [per´me-āt″]
1. to penetrate or pass through, as through a filter.
2. the constituents of a solution or suspension that pass through a filter.

per·me·ate

(per'mē-āt),
1. To pass through a membrane or other structure, typically by diffusion.
2. That which can so pass.
[L. permeo, to pass through]

permeate

/per·me·ate/ (-āt″)
1. to penetrate or pass through, as through a filter.
2. the constituents of a solution or suspension that pass through a filter.

permeate

(pûr′mē-āt′)
v. perme·ated, perme·ating, perme·ates
v.tr.
1. To pass through the openings or interstices of: liquid permeating a membrane.
2. To spread or flow throughout; pervade: "Our thinking is permeated by our historical myths" (Freeman J. Dyson).
v.intr.
To spread through or penetrate something.

per′me·ant (-ənt), per′me·a′tive (-ā′tĭv) adj.
per′me·a′tion n.

per·me·ate

(pĕr'mē-āt, -ăt)
1. To pass through a membrane or other structure.
2. That which can so pass.
[L. permeo, to pass through]

permeate

1. to penetrate or pass through, as through a filter.
2. the constituents of a solution or suspension that pass through a filter.
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It proposed that sculpture must pass beyond the heroicism of steel-plate production, beyond the false claims of collectively shared public space (all "public" space at this point being privately owned or permeated by totalizing, instrumentalizing private interests of profit maximization), in order to produce if not the solely possible articulation of intersubjectivity, social collectivity, and phenomenological self-constitution, then at least its most authentic version - that is, sculpture defined within the system of language itself.
In pervaporation, the liquid mixture to be separated (feed) is placed in contact with one side of a membrane and the permeated product (permeate) is removed as a low pressure vapor from the other side, Fig.
It is permeated by the reverent joy of Christmas night, the exultant joy of Easter morn, the gentle joy of First Communion, the satisfied joy of grammar school graduation, the hopeful joy of a funeral Mass, the confident joy of a May crowning.
The sense of experimentation that permeated the piece at its company premiere is likely to last because the choreographer refuses to let either the performers or the public become distracted by the movement's connotations.
But here there is little risk: the grand gesture of painting shrinks to a Wagnerian stage set permeated with the patterns of a classical painting.
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Gang activity that has permeated every aspect of our society has infiltrated our schools as well.