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PERCOLATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does percolation mean? 

PERCOLATION (noun)
  The noun PERCOLATION has 3 senses:

1. the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
2. the act of making coffee in a percolator
3. the filtration of a liquid for extraction or purification

  Familiarity information: PERCOLATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERCOLATION (noun)


Sense 1percolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

percolation; infiltration

Context examples:

the percolation of rainwater through the soil / the infiltration of seawater through the lava

Hypernyms ("percolation" is a kind of...):

filtration (the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium)


Sense 2percolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making coffee in a percolator

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("percolation" is a kind of...):

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)


Sense 3percolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The filtration of a liquid for extraction or purification

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("percolation" is a kind of...):

filtration (the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter)


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