Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the seepage or filtration of a liquid through a porous substance

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

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

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Examples

  • Many, many authors insist that frivolous mental percolation is critical for maintaining mental health.

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  • If percolation is too fast, effluent will drain unfiltered (without removing bacteria) into the water table.

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  • If percolation is too fast, effluent will drain unfiltered (without removing bacteria) into the water table.

    home building

  • If percolation is too fast, effluent will drain unfiltered (without removing bacteria) into the water table.

    home building

  • If percolation is too fast, effluent will drain unfiltered (without removing bacteria) into the water table.

    home building

  • If percolation is too fast, effluent will drain unfiltered (without removing bacteria) into the water table.

    home building

  • If percolation is too fast, effluent will drain unfiltered (without removing bacteria) into the water table.

    home building

  • If percolation is too fast, effluent will drain unfiltered (without removing bacteria) into the water table.

    home building

  • If percolation is too fast, effluent will drain unfiltered (without removing bacteria) into the water table.

    home building

  • If percolation is too fast, effluent will drain unfiltered (without removing bacteria) into the water table.

    home building

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