What does the word permeate mean?

Usage examples for permeate

  1. A pupil is being trained in literature in proportion as his spiritual and physical powers are being brought out by the teacher and played upon until they permeate each other in all that he does and in all that he is- in all phases of his life. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  2. Something came which, to a degree, transformed them, as the salts of the water and the air permeate the skin and give the blood new life. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker