permeate etymology

English word permeate comes from Latin meo (I go along, pass or traverse.)

Detailed word origin of permeate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
meo Latin (lat) I go along, pass or traverse.
permeo Latin (lat) I pass through, traverse. I penetrate, pervade.
permeatus Latin (lat)
permeate English (eng) (transitive) To enter and spread through; to pervade.. (transitive) 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 A watery by-product of milk production.. Liquid that has passed through a filtration system.

Words with the same origin as permeate

Descendants of meo
impermeable meatal meatometer meatoscope meatotomy meatus orbitomeatal permeance suprameatal