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seep

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intransitive verb \ˈsēp\

Simple Definition of seep

  • : to flow or pass slowly through small openings in something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of seep

  1. 1 :  to flow or pass slowly through fine pores or small openings :  ooze <water seeped in through a crack>

  2. 2a :  to enter or penetrate slowly <fear of nuclear war had seeped into the national consciousness — Tip O'Neill>b :  to become diffused or spread <a sadness seeped through his being — Agnes S. Turnbull>

Examples of seep in a sentence

  1. Blood was seeping through the bandage.

  2. The chemicals seeped into the ground.



Origin of seep

alteration of earlier sipe, from Middle English sipen, from Old English sipian; akin to Middle Low German sipen to seep


First Known Use: 1790


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seep

noun

Definition of seep

  1. 1a :  a spot where a fluid (as water, oil, or gas) contained in the ground oozes slowly to the surface and often forms a poolb :  a small spring

  2. 2 :  seepage

seepy play \ˈsē-pē\ adjective


1824

First Known Use of seep

1824


SEEP Defined for Kids

seep

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verb \ˈsēp\

Definition of seep for Students

seepedseeping

  1. :  to flow slowly through small openings <Water seeped into the basement.>





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