Pronunciation: (sēp), [key]
1. to pass, flow, or ooze gradually through a porous substance: Water seeps through cracks in the wall.
2. (of ideas, methods, etc.) to enter or be introduced at a slow pace: The new ideas finally seeped down to the lower echelons.
3. to become diffused; permeate: Fog seeped through the trees, obliterating everything.
to cause to seep; filter: The vodka is seeped through charcoal to purify it.
1. moisture that seeps out; seepage.
2. a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground has oozed to the surface of the earth.
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