Definition Of percolates


(of a liquid or gas) filter gradually through a porous surface or substance.

the water percolating through the soil may leach out minerals

(of coffee) be prepared in a percolator.

he put some coffee on to percolate

Example Of percolates

  • A mango sorbet served with a very fruity Sauternes closes the dinner, and we retire to the lounge in various degrees of inebriation, drinking beautifully roasted and percolated coffee, while the chefs pack up in the kitchen.

  • Around the world java percolates and teabags simmer in millions of homes each morning.

  • As an added precaution, I also constructed plastic-lined and rock-filled drainage ditches on the surface to prevent water from percolating down from the surface.

  • But the Wekiva watershed - and its springshed, the area where surface water percolates into the aquifer and recharges the springs - is hardly pristine.

  • For another example, consider the process of percolation , where a fluid trickles through the mazelike passages of a porous medium.

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