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1    to cause (a liquid) to pass through a fine mesh, porous substance, etc., or (of a liquid) to pass through a fine mesh, porous substance, etc.; trickle  
rain percolated through the roof     
2    to permeate; penetrate gradually  
water percolated the road     
3    intr     (U.S.)  
informal   to become active or lively  
she percolated with happiness     
4    to make (coffee) or (of coffee) to be made in a percolator  
5    a product of percolation  
     (C17: from Latin percolare, from per + colare to strain, from colum a strainer; see colander)  
  percolable      adj  
  percolation      n  
  percolative      adj  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


drain, drip, exude, filter, filtrate, leach, ooze, penetrate, perk     (of coffee, informal)   permeate, pervade, seep, strain, transfuse  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
drain; filter; percolate
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