Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: permeate
IPA transcription: [p'ɝmi,eɪt]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle
    Meaning: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
Usage examples
  • Feather herself had no need of him. An athletic and particularly well favoured young actor who shared her thrills of elation seemed to permeate the atmosphere about her.
  • His failure to anticipate such a chance was by no means due to an under-estimation of her powers of will, determination, or selection; rather to the feeling which, with the beat of his heart, knocked for freedom to go out, out, about the world, and with its sweeping lines converged again, to enter and permeate a heart attuned to reception and response.