seep

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Etymology[edit]

Variant of sipe, from Middle English sipen, from Old English sipian, from Proto-Germanic *sīpōną, frequentative of *sīpaną (compare Middle Dutch sīpen 'to drip', archaic German seifen 'to trickle blood'), from Proto-Indo-European *seib, *sib- 'to pour out, drip, trickle' (compare Latin sēbum 'suet, tallow', Ancient Greek εἴβω (eíbō) 'to drop, drip').

Noun[edit]

seep (plural seeps)

  1. a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground (e.g. water, petroleum or tar) has oozed to the surface
  2. moisture that seeps out; a seepage
  3. A seafloor vent

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Verb[edit]

seep (third-person singular simple present seeps, present participle seeping, simple past and past participle seeped)

  1. to ooze, or pass slowly through pores or other small openings

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Seife

Noun[edit]

seep (genitive seebi, partitive seepi)

  1. soap

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