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Meaning of PERVADE

Pronunciation:  pur'veyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"
 

PERVADE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: diffuse, imbue, interpenetrate, penetrate, permeate
 
 See Also: perforate, spiritise, spiritize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per*vade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pervaded}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Pervading}.] [L. pervadere, pervasum; per + vadere to
go, to walk. See {Per-}, and {Wade}.]
1. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or
   interstice; to permeate.

         That labyrinth is easily pervaded.    --Blackstone.

2. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be
   diffused throughout.

         A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism
         pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions.
                                               --Burke.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bespread, besprinkle, breathe, brew, charge, color, crawl with, creep with, decoct, diffuse, dredge, dye, entincture, extend throughout, fill, flavor, honeycomb, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, instill, interpenetrate, leave no void, leaven, occupy, overrun, overspread, overswarm, penetrate, percolate, permeate, run through, saturate, season, steep, suffuse, swarm with, teem with, temper, tincture, tinge, transfuse
 

 

 

 

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