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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

      adj : occurring throughout; "her poems are permeated with sorrow"