- The definition of pervasive is something that has a tendency to spread.
An example of pervasive is the Internet's spread throughout the world.
pervasive definition by Webster's New World
tending to pervade or spread throughout
pervasive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate: the pervasive odor of garlic.
Origin: From Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere, to pervade; see pervade.
- per·vaˈsive·ly adverb
- per·vaˈsive·ness noun