how to pronounce permeate

pɝmɛɪt

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“… inequalities that permeate not only the …”

meanings of permeate

verb:

  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.
  2. To enter and spread through; to pervade.

noun:

  1. A watery by-product of milk production.
  2. Liquid that has passed through a filtration system.