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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permeant, permeating, permeative, pervasiveadjective

    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. pervasiveadjective

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

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pervasiveadjective

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pervasive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pervasive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of pervasive in a Sentence

  1. Zhang Hao of Tianjin University:

    At this time, the U.S. government holds a pervasive, unfair view of ethnic Chinese academics and engineers, always looking at us with the attitude of 'guarding against thieves', they believe that coming to the U.S. to study abroad or engage in scientific research is tantamount to wanting to steal U.S. technology. This is absurd.

  2. Dan Coats:

    We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States, the President has specifically directed us to make the matter of election meddling and securing our election process a top priority.

  3. Sean Clegg:

    We had a trajectory that looked very good for us in the sense that President Joe Biden last week was talking about Independence Day [ as a turning point ], we had a clear stake in the ground to open the state on June 15, people's attitudes were improving... and in May and June there was a pervasive feeling of optimism.

  4. Robert Weiss:

    With regards to the cellphone, it’s hard to think of a technology that is more pervasive … and that’s because we’re in a communicating world— a connected world— and we’re social animals. it is worth people considering that our children are growing up with a different neurological development than we did.

  5. Jeff Binkley:

    We talked about it never dreaming that it was going to be us, jeff Binkley'd want to tell you that people just need to step back and think of losses of all types... that emanate from our lack of ability to deal in any effective way with pervasive mental illness and the control and regulation of firearms.

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