permeate

US [ˈpɜrmiˌeɪt]
UK [ˈpɜː(r)mieɪt]
  • v.渗透;弥漫;扩散;感染
  • Web渗入;充满;透过
Simple Present:permeates  Present Participle:permeating  Past Tense:permeated  
permeate
v.
1.
[t][i]
渗透;弥漫;扩散to spread to every part of an object or a place
The smell of leather permeated the room.
屋子里弥漫着皮革的气味。
rainwater permeating through the ground
渗入地下的雨水
2.
[t][i]
感染;传播;扩散to affect every part of sth
a belief that permeates all levels of society
深入社会各阶层的看法
Dissatisfaction among the managers soon permeated down to members of the workforce.
管理人员的不满情绪很快传染给了全体职工。

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