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Meaning of PERVASIVE

Pronunciation:  'purveysiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  spreading throughout; "armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"; "the pervasive odor of garlic"
  2. [adj]  spread throughout; "a pervasive anxiety overshadows the triumphs of individuals"

PERVASIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: distributive, general, permeant, permeating, permeative, pervading



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per*va"sive\, a.
Tending to pervade, or having power to spread throughout; of
a pervading quality. ``Civilization pervasive and general.''
--M. Arnold.

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