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  • n. the seepage or filtration of a liquid through a porous substance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of percolating, or filtering; filtration; straining. Specifically (Pharm.), the process of exhausting the virtues of a powdered drug by letting a liquid filter slowly through it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of percolating; the act of straining or filtering; filtration; the act of passing through small interstices, as liquor through felt or a porous stone.
  • n. In pharmacy, the process of extracting the soluble parts of powdered substances by passing through them successive quantities of a solvent which yields a clear extract free from insoluble matters: used in the sense of displacement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of making coffee in a percolator
  • n. the filtration of a liquid for extraction or purification
  • n. the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium

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