seep (seeps, present participle seeping; past and past participle seeped)
- (intransitive) To ooze or pass slowly through pores or other small openings, and in overly small quantities; said of liquids, etc.
- Water has seeped through the roof.
- The water steadily seeped in through the thirl.
- (intransitive, figurative) To enter or penetrate slowly; to spread or diffuse.
- Woe seeped through her heart thinking of what had befallen their ethnic group.
- Fear began to seep into the local community over the contamination of their fishpond.
- (intransitive, figurative) To diminish or wane away slowly.
- The resistance movement against the invaders had slowly seeped away.
seep (plural seeps)
- A small spring, pool, or other spot where liquid from the ground (e.g. water, petroleum or tar) has oozed to the surface; a place of seeping.
- Moisture, liquid, gas, etc. that seeps out; a seepage.
- The seeping away of a liquid, etc.
- A seafloor vent.
- Italian: infiltrazione
- Portuguese: infiltração
- Spanish: filtración
- French: s'infiltrer suinter
- German: durchsickern
- Italian: infiltrarsi, trasudare, penetrare
- Portuguese: escoar
- Russian: сочи́ться
- Spanish: filtrar, rezumar