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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permeant, permeating, permeative, pervasive(adj)

    spreading or spread throughout

    "armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"; "the pervasive odor of garlic"; "an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion"


  1. pervasive(Adjective)

    Manifested throughout; pervading, permeating, penetrating or affecting everything.

    The medication had a pervasive effect on the patient's health.

  2. Origin: From pervasus, from pervado, from per + vado.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pervasive(adj)

    tending to pervade, or having power to spread throughout; of a pervading quality

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