- to diffuse through or penetrate something
- to spread or diffuse through
- to pass through the pores or interstices of
(Ref: Merriam-Webster online, Word of the Day, 10 April 2020)
Use it in a sentence
He shivered in the cold, dark night. The corrugated iron of the chicken shed was only slightly warmed by the animals inside. He could hear them gently cluck and ruffle well before dawn. The blood oozing from the cut on his calf had congealed but his whole leg ached and throbbed, and he constantly readjusted his body just slightly, trying to ease the pressure. Gradually the sky softened to a pale grey, and then he saw the hazy sun climb laboriously off the horizon. Even cloaked thus, he felt the warmth permeate his body, from his toes to the tips of his nose. The warmth was a satisfied longing which brought with it hope and courage. He slowly raised himself to his knees and then stood gingerly, first just on his good leg, then both. He winced at the sharp pain but it was good enough to walk on. He pushed off the corrugated iron and set off slowly towards the bush.