permeate-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: spread or diffuse through

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] PERMEATE NP2[theme] NP1[agent] PERMEATE
NOTE: May be reciprocal.

An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration.
Water permeates sand easily.
Daoism and confucianism permeate each other.
The effects of deafness permeate every aspect of a person's life.
Reality, it permeates, and conquers from within.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: permeate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3