- The definition of pervasive is something that has a tendency to spread.
An example of pervasive is the Internet's spread throughout the world.
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Origin: From Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere, to pervade; see pervade.
- per·vaˈsive·ly adverb
- per·vaˈsive·ness noun