per·​me·​ation | \ ˌpər-mē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce permeation (audio) \

Definition of permeation

1 : the quality or state of being permeated
2 : the action or process of permeating

Examples of permeation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The distinction between the singularity and the tipping point, in my view, is that the tipping point focuses on permeation, not intelligence. Nisha Talagala, Forbes, 21 June 2021 The permeation of the acts of procreation throughout the group would never withstand the harsh light of reality. Dominic Pino, National Review, 27 May 2021 The breathability of waterproof jackets can vary by brand and style, but many options provide some degree of water permeation, preventing sweat and moisture from building up inside. Matthew Young,, 20 Mar. 2021 Where to draw the line and how to divorce the human from the artificial may become increasingly difficult to determine, as technological permeation accelerates into the human mind. Lucas Bento, Quartz, 19 Nov. 2019 As much as politics permeated TV, this permeation did not entirely preclude fun. Willa Paskin, Slate Magazine, 18 Dec. 2017 Indeed, few commercial mascots can claim to outpace McGruff in endurance and permeation. Zach Schonbrun, New York Times, 8 Oct. 2017 With the permeation of academia by progressivism, however, the mission increasingly is liberation from this patrimony in order to further progress, understood as movement away from the principles of the American founding. George F. Will, The Denver Post, 11 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of permeation

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Permeation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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per·​me·​ation | \ ˌpər-mē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce permeation (audio) \

Medical Definition of permeation

1 : the quality or state of being permeated
2 : the action or process of permeating

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