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permeate (something) with (something)

To cause something to become full or saturated with something. Often used in passive constructions. Her cooking permeated the air with wonderful aromas. The extreme rainfall had begun permeating the walls with moisture. His stories are typically permeated with allusions to real events.
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permeate through (something)

To pass or seep through something that is not entirely solid, such as a mesh or porous material. The store said this jacket was waterproof, but I can feel moisture starting to permeate through it. The fungus permeated through the thin walls, eventually contaminating every room in the house.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

permeate something with something

to saturate something with something. The comedian permeated his act with smutty jokes. The evening air was permeated with the smell of jasmine.
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permeate through something

to seep in and saturate something. The coffee spilled on the desk and permeated through all the papers and stuff. The strong odor permeated through the walls and nearly suffocated us.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For specimens with Talbol power exponents of 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, and 1.0, they have less lost mass and shorter stable permeate time, because of the higher proportions of particles in larger sizes, and their irregular arrangements, resulting in less lost mass and larger porosity; if the fine particles migrate from their structures, water flow channels are formed naturally, and as a result, they also have shorter stable permeate time.
There was also no interaction between these two parameters, which, however, do have a significant effect at p < 0.05 on the permeate flux, as to be expected.
Raw and permeate acai pulps were characterized according to their moisture, total solids, ashes, pH, lipids (AOAC, 2000) and turbidity.
The flux, J (m3 (STP)/m2h), is expressed as, equationwhere qp is the volumetric flow rate of the permeating gas (i) (m3(STP)/h), Pi is the permeability of gas component i (m3(STP)m/(, l is thethickness of the membrane (m), ph and pl are pressure on the feed and permeate sides (bar), xi and yi are the fractions of component i on the feed and permeate sides, respectively, and Am (m2) is the required membrane permeation area.
where [C.sub.a] and [C.sub.p] are free fatty acid concentrations in the feed and permeate, respectively.
As the largest producer of nutritional whey protein and whey permeate in Europe, solely focused on dairy nutrition for more than 40 years, Volac can assure a stable supply and partnership opportunities for growth.
There was no gas mixing of shell and permeate sides in the directions of bulk flows.
The microbiological purity of permeate is complex and dependent upon many factors, not least of which is the method and the frequency of the disinfection process
The protein composition of permeates obtained from the highest flux experiments was virtually identical to the feed.
The carrier gas flow rate in the permeate chamber must be very low (in order to present a detectable carbon dioxide concentration at the permeate outlet) and have a perfect mixing flow pattern.
"Our established and well-attended Center for the Arts celebrates the best aspects of community interaction, creativity and art--a philosophy that we believe will permeate throughout the entire development and surrounding area.
However, the location of the Generacion in the University of Puerto Rico ensured that their scholarship constituted the canon in Puerto Rican studies until the 1970s; moreover, many of their postulates still permeate current works.
Added Miller, "Catholicism should permeate not just the class period of catechism or religious education, or the school's pastoral activities, but the entire curriculum."
Mouth-watering descriptions of food, people and local color permeate a warm, witty account of some sixteen tales--each of which ends with a local recipe and wine tips.