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percolate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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percolateper‧co‧late /ˈpɜːkəleɪt $ ˈpɜːr-/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive]SPREAD if an idea, feeling, or piece of information percolates through a group, it gradually spreadspercolate through/down 🔊 The message has begun to percolate through the organization. 🔊 These ideas were slow to percolate.2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]GO if liquid, light, or air percolates somewhere, it passes slowly through a material that has very small holes in itpercolate through/down/into 🔊 Rainwater percolates down through the rock.3 [intransitive, transitive] (also perk)DFD if coffee percolates, or if you percolate it, you make it in a special pot in which hot water goes up through a tube and then passes down through crushed coffee beanspercolation /ˌpɜːkəˈleɪʃən $ ˌpɜːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable]
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percolateWhitewater, which for a season has dropped out of the headlines, continues to percolate beneath the surface.Like most ideas that ultimately take hold in Washington, this one has been percolating for a long time.She already has an idea percolating for her next novel.As she grew up, a few of these technological marvels began to slowly percolate into the Dales.Personnel changes have percolated right up to the boardroom.Democratic principles would, of course, take time to percolate through a population accustomed to autocracy.The stream bed below is normally dry as the water percolates through at a lower level.Ideas from these right-wing "think tanks" eventually percolated through into policy decisions.Demand for these skills has percolated throughout the curriculum.Through a stroke of geologic good fortune, hydrothermal water percolates up through the landscape and feeds into the Colorado.percolate through/downDemocratic principles would, of course, take time to percolate through a population accustomed to autocracy.The stream bed below is normally dry as the water percolates through at a lower level.Early hints of this fondness for the dramatic percolate through his journal.The cold, bottom water that percolates down into the cracks in the ocean crust carries its own complement of chemicals.Our emotions swim in a soup of hormones and peptides that percolate through our whole body.Rainwater percolates through the caverns, like a big drip coffeemaker.Benchmarking represented a period of enforced introspection beginning at the strategic level and percolating through the organization as the change process progressed.Lakes may take in water from many miles away that has percolated through the soil or through aquifers over decades.percolate through/down/intoDemocratic principles would, of course, take time to percolate through a population accustomed to autocracy.Early hints of this fondness for the dramatic percolate through his journal.The cold, bottom water that percolates down into the cracks in the ocean crust carries its own complement of chemicals.Our emotions swim in a soup of hormones and peptides that percolate through our whole body.Rainwater percolates through the caverns, like a big drip coffeemaker.As she grew up, a few of these technological marvels began to slowly percolate into the Dales.Benchmarking represented a period of enforced introspection beginning at the strategic level and percolating through the organization as the change process progressed.Lakes may take in water from many miles away that has percolated through the soil or through aquifers over decades.Rainwater will percolate into the valley's underground water basin.
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Verb table
percolate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypercolate
he, she, itpercolates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypercolated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave percolated
he, she, ithas percolated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad percolated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill percolate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have percolated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam percolating
he, she, itis percolating
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you, we, theyare percolating
Past
I, he, she, itwas percolating
you, we, theywere percolating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been percolating
he, she, ithas been percolating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been percolating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be percolating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been percolating
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