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[pur-kuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌpɜr kəˈleɪ ʃən/

the act or state of or of being .
Pharmacology. the extraction of the soluble principles of a crude drug by the passage of a suitable liquid through it.
Geology. the slow movement of water through the pores in soil or permeable rock.

1610s, from Latin percolationem (nominative percolatio), noun of action from past participle stem of percolare “to strain through, filter,” from per- “through” (see per) + colare “to strain,” from colum “a strainer” (see colander).


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