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  • v. Present participle of permeate.

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

  • adj. spreading or spread throughout


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  • "Reform" has been the buzzword permeating the defense industry since President Barack Obama signaled his intention to trim defense programs last fall. | news

  • There's a new N-word permeating our culture and it has nothing to do with racial epithets.

    Phil Bronstein: We're All the New N-word: It's Not About You, It's About Me

  • If you can't buy gas and you can't buy food and you can't buy clothing, and just like the Christmas holidays, you can't -- there's a limitation to that, it makes you feel -- there is a lot of hopelessness and I think that that is kind of permeating everything we're seeing right now.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2010

  • With such terms permeating our daily language, it’s not surprising that parents are getting nervous and reaching for reassurance that their kids are indeed psychologically OK.

    You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!

  • This caravan, the rude shouters at the town halls, and the whole anti-intellectual culture permeating the remnant base of the [R] party is an anathema to true dialog in a democratic society and is an EMBARRASSMENT to true conservatives.

    No love for Harry Reid on the Tea Party Express

  • Twirling lights started up and a booming voice echoed in a permeating manner.


  • "Please imagine profound peace overflowing from our hearts permeating all existence -- even to the hearts of those we consider our enemies," Swami Amritaswarupananda said on behalf of Amma, whose native tongue is Malayalam.

    Laura Amazzone: Amma: The Divine Mother Embracing The World

  • Heather Chaplin, while mean-spirited and perhaps condescending in her tone, is correct about this sophomoric attitude permeating modern games development.

    Kicking The Dog

  • Over-the-top at times, yes, but with his finger directly on the pulse of the outrage and fear permeating this year's election.

    Jessica Corry: The Liberal Case for Tom Tancredo

  • Since defining the brand positioning of 'Always One Step Ahead' we've helped install a culture of creativity that is permeating the organisation and encouraging all of its people to participate in.

    Jim Prior: Creativity Has Become the Elephant In the Board Room


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