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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·me·ate /ˈpɝmiˌet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 per·me·ate /ˈpɝmɪˌet/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·me·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Permeated p. pr. & vb. n. Permeating.]
 1. To pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; -- applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture; as, water permeates sand.
 2. To enter and spread through; to pervade; as, after the first setback, the team became permeated with pessimism.
    God was conceived to be diffused throughout the whole world, to permeate and pervade all things.   --Cudworth.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has
           permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the
           entire building" [syn: pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate,
            diffuse, imbue]
      2: pass through; "Water permeates sand easily" [syn: percolate,
          sink in, filter]
      3: penetrate mutually or be interlocked; "The territories of
         two married people interpenetrate a lot" [syn: interpenetrate]