What does pervasive mean?

Definitions for pervasive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pervasive.

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Sadness is pervasive, so focus on joy, focus on happiness.

  2. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz:

    We don't know how far, wide and pervasive it was, i feel violated.

  3. Kristen Clarke:

    I think that this is a problem that is pervasive across the country.

  4. Kelly Ellis:

    I have come forward to correct a pervasive problem of gender bias at Google.

  5. Tom Cardamone:

    This study highlights that illicit financial flows are pervasive and pernicious in the developing world.

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