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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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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 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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The technical viability of membrane based CO2 capture process have been investigated by using a three stage membrane process to meet natural gas pipeline requirement (2% CO2) and confine the methane loss in permeate below 2%.
Whey permeate has a naturally salty flavour but ease of handling issues have until now prevented its widespread adoption by food processors.
As feed gas passes along the length of the membrane module, a portion of feed gas as permeate penetrates into the membrane envelopes with low pressure.
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
With its high fluidity, Permeate penetrates through micro-pores on metal coatings created during the coating process and protects it from exposure to water, acid, salt and other harmful chemicals.
Previous research identified the process parameters that increase the permeate flux during microfiltration, but further research is necessary to identify technical solutions that can increase the flux to economically attractive levels.
Readers witness the restlessness, humiliation, anger, and peril that permeate every moment of Karim's life.
Scents permeate the air, as fragrances of all sorts are being added to an increasing number of products.
2]) is fed to the retentate chamber and a nitrogen carrier stream is fed to the permeate chamber.
Together, they highlight the intensity with which religion has come to permeate modern American politics -- and the increasing ease with which lawmakers use religious rhetoric to energize their constituents and score election points.
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.