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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.
See also: permeate, through
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 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.
See also: permeate

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.
See also: permeate, through
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Conductivity of 5.13 and were observed (Table 3) in the concentrates and permeates, respectively, and none of the variables studied had a significant effect (P>0.05) on the conductivity (Pareto chart not present).
Permeate flux would also decrease during the nanofiltration process as shown in Figure 2; at higher transmembrane pressures the initial permeate flux would be higher.
Consumer acceptance of the samples confirmed that the permeates contributed to salty taste, although the controls with added salt were perceived as saltier and were generally preferred.
The permeate flux at steady state [J.sup.*] is the volumetric permeate flux (L/[m.sub.2] x h) evaluated at 120 minutes of permeation experience, in pure solvent and in the mixture solvent-free fatty acids.
As molten metal runs over the surface of a green sand mold, moisture in the sand is converted to steam that permeates between the sand grains.
The spirit of Oscar Wilde permeates Keith Behrman's Ernest.
Moser of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod said Lutheran schools could not accept exemption because of their commitment to "maintaining our mission and our spiritual nature which permeates our total school program." The Reverend Bill Davis of the U.S.
By speciating, it is meant that the fuel permeates as separate
They began to be aware of the ways that power permeates daily life, of its omnipresence, elusiveness, and intractability.
Membrane productivity is a measure of the quantity of a component that permeates through a specific area of membrane in a given unit of time.
In truth, one of the NEAs most enduring accomplishments has been to save a considerable and evergrowing number of consultants, development directors, grant writers, and other professionals from lives of alcoholism, misery, and obscurity-a possibility that accounts for the considerable self-interest that permeates Public Money and the Muse*, a collection of essays that grew out of several seminars attended by these very people.
Paranoia permeates Tense Dave, a psychological thriller by Australian company Chunky Move, at Dance Theater Workshop May 25-June 11.
Unusual wine and food discoveries, strange characters, and adventure permeates Africa Uncorked, which provides equal attention to cultural and culinary discoveries on the continent.
His message of deliverance through faithful rememberance of God permeates his writing, from his assessment that "work is worship when it is done selflessly" to "immortality is the birth-right of mankind".