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  • n. Plural form of percolate.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of percolate.


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  • But every time the idea percolates near the surface, folks start freaking out because of the potential blowback from already frustrated commuters.

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  • (A fear that, like a bad case of indigestion, sometimes percolates in the pit of my stomach on sleepless nights until it has a stranglehold on my chest.)

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  • Water is withdrawn but is generally replaced or recharged when rainwater from the surface percolates downward.

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  • Fortunately the redundancy that exists in the tech sector helps foster innovation and a climate that percolates the best ideas up.

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  • It is replenished solely by precipitation, of which about 44 percent of the annual total percolates through the sandy soil surface.

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  • The power of collective inaction is tremendous and percolates every facet of our lives, even if we don't consciously realize it.

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  • Watch as this percolates through traditional media and reaches every day conversations and ultimately carries to the voting booth.

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  • "It's obviously elating and I have a feeling that as this percolates over the next six months, or so, I'll probably punch the air in May, and crack open some champagne in September when it all sinks in."

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