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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.
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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]
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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.
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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]
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Table 6 summarizes the white spirit permeation rates of the PE, PE/MPA, and PE/MPAEVOH bottles prepared in this study.
As a consequence, EVOH and MPA sheet specimens exhibited significantly better white spirit permeation resistance than the PE sheet specimen.
For further comparison on the permeation properties of the three model drugs, the values of flux (J), permeability coefficient (P), diffusion coefficient (D), and are listed in Table 1.