English version

permeate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpermeateper‧me‧ate /ˈpɜːmieɪt $ ˈpɜːr-/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]ENTER if liquid, gas etc permeates something, it enters it and spreads through every part of it 🔊 The smell of diesel oil permeated the air.permeate through/into 🔊 Rain permeates through the ground to add to ground water levels.2 [transitive]SPREAD if ideas, beliefs, emotions etc permeate something, they are present in every part of it 🔊 Racism continues to permeate our society. 🔊 An emotional intensity permeates every one of O'Connor’s songs.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
permeateMany lively strains were present in that hybrid, and they permeated all religious practices.Money values permeate every aspect of our existence.Water is a primal element; it permeates everything, including us.Smoke from smouldering sandalwood permeated everything.The rain had finished, leaving in its wake a vast, permeating leakage, the river noise of runoff.Sunlight streamed into the church and through the stained glass windows, and a smell of grass and flowers permeated the air.Soon the gas had permeated the entire area.There is a culture of racism that permeates the entire organization.The smell of smoke permeated the house.There is evidence that the same trends have begun to permeate the private sector.Toxic chemicals may permeate the soil, threatening the environment.permeate through/intoToxic vapors can permeate into the plaster and wood.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
permeate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypermeate
he, she, itpermeates
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypermeated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave permeated
he, she, ithas permeated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad permeated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill permeate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have permeated
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam permeating
he, she, itis permeating
> View More
you, we, theyare permeating
Past
I, he, she, itwas permeating
you, we, theywere permeating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been permeating
he, she, ithas been permeating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been permeating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be permeating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been permeating
> View Less