verb (used without object)
to pass, flow, or ooze gradually through a porous substance:
Water seeps through cracks in the wall.
(of ideas, methods, etc.) to enter or be introduced at a slow pace:
The new ideas finally seeped down to the lower echelons.
to become diffused; permeate:
Fog seeped through the trees, obliterating everything.
verb (used with object)
to cause to seep; filter:
The vodka is seeped through charcoal to purify it.
moisture that seeps out; seepage.
a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground has oozed to the surface of the earth.
(intransitive) to pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings; ooze
a small spring or place where water, oil, etc, has oozed through the ground
another word for seepage
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see pink elephants
adjective, seepier, seepiest. 1. (especially of ground, a plot of land, or the like) soaked or oozing with water; not drained.
noun 1. a person who sees; observer. 2. a person who prophesies future events; prophet: Industry seers predicted higher profits. 3. a person endowed with profound moral and spiritual insight or knowledge; a wise person or sage who possesses intuitive powers. 4. a person who is reputed to have special powers of divination, as a […]
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Adopt a sensible course of action, let oneself be persuaded, as in At ninety Grandma finally saw reason and gave up driving her car. This expression, which uses reason in the sense of “good sense,” was first recorded in Shakespeare’s 1 Henry IV (1:2).