Pronunciation: (sēp),[key] —v.i. 1. to pass, flow, or ooze gradually through a porous substance: Water seeps through cracks in the wall. 2. (of ideas, methods, etc.) to enter or be introduced at a slow pace: The new ideas finally seeped down to the lower echelons. 3. to become diffused; permeate: Fog seeped through the trees, obliterating everything.
—v.t. to cause to seep; filter: The vodka is seeped through charcoal to purify it.
—n. 1. moisture that seeps out; seepage.
2. a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground has oozed to the surface of the earth.