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Allowing or involving the gradual filtering of a liquid or gas through a porous surface or substance:‘percolative structures’
permeable, penetrable, perviousView synonyms
- ‘Highy percolative clays have been formed under forest cover.’
- ‘The presence of coarse and fine sand in greater or less amounts will also be thus readily ascertained, allowing estimates of the percolative properties.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Many experiments have reported percolative features in manganites.’
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