Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun percolate

1 sense of percolate

Sense 1
percolate -- (the product of percolation)
       => filtrate -- (the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb percolate

6 senses of percolate

Sense 1
leach, percolate -- (permeate or penetrate gradually; "the fertilizer leached into the ground")
       => trickle, dribble, filter -- (run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in")

Sense 2
percolate -- (spread gradually; "Light percolated into our house in the morning")
       => diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out -- (move outward; "The soldiers fanned out")

Sense 3
percolate -- (prepare in a percolator; "percolate coffee")
       => percolate -- (cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent)

Sense 4
percolate -- (cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance in order to extract a soluble constituent)

Sense 5
percolate, sink in, permeate, filter -- (pass through; "Water permeates sand easily")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 6
perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor -- (gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap")
       => recuperate, recover, convalesce -- (get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating")

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