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per•co•late



Pronunciation: (
v.pûr'ku-lāt";
n.pûr'ku-lit, -lāt"),
[key]
v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to cause (a liquid) to pass through a porous body; filter.
2. (of a liquid) to filter through; permeate.
3. to brew (coffee) in a percolator.

v.i.
1. to pass through a porous substance; filter; ooze; seep; trickle.
2. to become percolated: The coffee is starting to percolate.
3. to become active, lively, or spirited.
4. to show activity, movement, or life; grow or spread gradually; germinate: Interest in the idea has begun to percolate.

n.
a percolated liquid.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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