percolate
[ pur-kuh-leyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
17th century; Latin from Latin percolāre, from per + cōlāre to strain, from cōlum a strainer
Synonyms
  • filter
  • permeate
  • drain
Antonyms
  • take out
Definition
to pass through a porous substance or filter; steep
Example
A) As the coffee percolates, she begins to make some breakfast. B) No one can properly start their day without coffee or tea percolating.
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