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permeate / penetrar
 
permeate   [ˈpɜ:mɪeɪt]
A. -transitive verb
1. [liquid]   penetrar,   impregnar
[smell]   impregnar
[substance, chemical]   penetrar
·to be permeated with
·estar impregnado de
2. (figurative)
[ideology, corruption]   estar presente en
·this way of thinking permeates all areas of society
·esta forma de pensar está presente en or impregna todos los niveles sociales
B. -intransitive verb
1. ·to permeate through something
[liquid]   penetrar a travénoun de algo,   impregnar algo
[smell]   impregnar algo
[substance, chemical]   penetrar a travénoun de algo
2. (figurative)
[ideology, corruption]   extenderse,   propagarse   (through   por)
 
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