v. spread or flow throughout; pervade
The odor of frying onions permeate the air.
Sentence in Classic:
The sacred law of Jesus Christ governs our civilization, but it does not, as yet, permeate it; it is said that slavery has disappeared from European civilization.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
The whole courtyard was permeated by a strong peaceful smell of stable yards, delightful to Pierre at that moment.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Her whole person, permeated with the joy of youth, of innocence, and of beauty, breathed forth a splendid melancholy.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Probably as many as fifty were thus inserted, some into the head of the wax model, some into the shoulders, some into the trunk, some upwards through the soles of the feet, till the figure was completely permeated with pins.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context