permeation

noun

per·​me·​ation ˌpər-mē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce permeation (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being permeated
2
: the action or process of permeating

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Perlatti was forced to defend his office, promising there was no risk of cross-border paper permeation. John H. Tucker, cleveland, 5 Nov. 2022 The permeation of the strategy into pension plans affecting millions of people had largely gone unremarked. Caitlin Ostroff, WSJ, 29 Sep. 2022 From its very first moments—a game of Red Light, Green Light for survival—the watch-between-your-fingers drama achieved full cultural permeation. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 9 Dec. 2021 Social media’s permeation of politics in Europe has occurred alongside epochal events that cleaved fresh divisions. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2021 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, chicagotribune.com, 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of permeation was circa 1623

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Cite this Entry

“Permeation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/permeation. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

permeation

noun

per·​me·​ation ˌpər-mē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce permeation (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being permeated
2
: the action or process of permeating

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