Definition of percolative in English:



  • Allowing or involving the gradual filtering of a liquid or gas through a porous surface or substance.

    ‘percolative structures’
    • ‘The nature of the percolative paths is peculiar to each of the compounds and the processing method used to fabricate them.’
    • ‘Some conifer enthusiasts site their miniatures and dwarfs in sandy (or very percolative) soils and water minimally.’
    • ‘The presence of coarse and fine sand in greater or less amounts will also be thus readily ascertained, allowing estimates of the percolative properties.’
    • ‘Highy percolative clays have been formed under forest cover.’
    • ‘Many experiments have reported percolative features in manganites.’
    permeable, penetrable, pervious
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