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 for Permeating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Permeate \Per"me*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Permeated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Permeating.] [L. permeatus, p. p. of permeare to
     permeate; per + meare to go, pass.]
     1. To pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate
        and pass through without causing rupture or displacement;
        -- applied especially to fluids which pass through
        substances of loose texture; as, water permeates sand.
        --Woodward.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To enter and spread through; to pervade; as, after the
        first setback, the team became permeated with pessimism.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              God was conceived to be diffused throughout the
              whole world, to permeate and pervade all things.
                                                    --Cudworth.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  permeating \permeating\ permeative \permeative\adj.
     Spreading throughout.
  
     Syn: permeant.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  permeating
      adj 1: spreading or spread throughout; "armed with permeative
             irony...he punctures affectations"; "the pervasive odor
             of garlic"; "an error is pervasive if it is material to
             more than one conclusion" [syn: permeant, permeating,
             permeative, pervasive]

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