Pronunciation Verb

seep (seeps, present participle seeping; past and past participle seeped)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (intransitive, figurative) To diminish or wane away slowly.
    The resistance movement against the invaders had slowly seeped away.
Synonyms Noun

seep (plural seeps)

  1. 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.
  2. Moisture, liquid, gas, etc. that seeps out; a seepage.
  3. The seeping away of a liquid, etc.
  4. A seafloor vent.
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