Pervasive Definition

pər-vāsĭv, -zĭv
adjective
Tending to pervade or spread throughout.
Webster's New World

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

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

  • From Latin pervāsus, from pervādō (“spread through, pervade"), from per (“through") + vādō (“go, walk").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin pervāsus past participle of pervādere to pervade pervade

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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