seeping


seeping

verb (used without object)

  1. to pass, flow, or ooze gradually through a porous substance: Water seeps through cracks in the wall.
  2. (of ideas, methods, etc.) to enter or be introduced at a slow pace: The new ideas finally seeped down to the lower echelons.
  3. to become diffused; permeate: Fog seeped through the trees, obliterating everything.

verb (used with object)

  1. to cause to seep; filter: The vodka is seeped through charcoal to purify it.

noun

  1. moisture that seeps out; seepage.
  2. a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground has oozed to the surface of the earth.

verb

  1. (intr) to pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings; ooze

noun

  1. a small spring or place where water, oil, etc, has oozed through the ground
  2. another word for seepage

v.1790, variant of sipe (c.1500), possibly from Old English sipian “to seep,” from Proto-Germanic *sip- (cf. Middle High German sifen, Dutch sijpelen “to ooze”), from PIE root *seib- “to pour out, drip, trickle” (see soap (n.)). Related: Seeped; seeping.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

47 queries 2.459