Per"me*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Permeated (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Permeating.] [L. permeatus, p. p. of permeare to
permeate; per + meare to go, pass.] 1. To
pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass
through without causing rupture or displacement; -- applied especially
to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture; as, water
permeates sand. Woodward.
2. To enter and spread through; to
God was conceived to be diffused throughout the whole
world, to permeate and pervade all things.