permeation

noun
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 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, "The brain is the final frontier of our privacy, and AI is about to breach it," 19 Nov. 2019 As much as politics permeated TV, this permeation did not entirely preclude fun. Willa Paskin, Slate Magazine, "Politics permeated TV, but it didn’t preclude fun.," 18 Dec. 2017 Indeed, few commercial mascots can claim to outpace McGruff in endurance and permeation. Zach Schonbrun, New York Times, "McGruff the Crime Dog, Outliving His Creator, Fights On," 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, "A place to learn and celebrate America’s foundational principles," 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/permeation. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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permeation

noun
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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