Permeates means to soak through or to spread through. When something permeates a substance, it reaches all the way through it.

  • The oil permeates the fabric of the shirt.

  • The water permeates the soil and the plants grow in it.

Definition of permeates


spread or diffuse through


diffuse, imbue, interpenetrate, penetrate, pervade, riddle


penetrate mutually or be interlocked




pass through


filter, percolate, sink in

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Example Sentences for permeates

  • 1

    The vapor was permeated in the shell to dissolve it.

  • 2

    The permeate transportation is displaced to the edge of the plates.

  • 3

    The resulting gas mixture is known as the permeate.

  • 4

    Millenarian ideas permeated early Christian thought.

  • 5

    The Astral Plan permeates and connects the rest of the Multiverse.

  • 6

    The aqueous solution permeates the separator and both electrodes.

  • 7

    In other words, the mestizo is the lineage that most permeates the society.

  • 8

    The legacy of the hippie movement continues to permeate Western society.

  • 9

    This rule, which is illimitable, permeates the entire legal system.

  • 10

    This vision should permeate the entire daily life of the school.