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pervade

[per-veyd] /pərˈveɪd/
verb (used with object), pervaded, pervading.
1.
to become spread throughout all parts of:
Spring pervaded the air.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin pervādere to pass through, equivalent to per- per- + vādere to go, walk
Related forms
pervader, noun
pervadingly, adverb
pervadingness, noun
pervasion
[per-vey-zhuh n] /pərˈveɪ ʒən/ (Show IPA),
noun
pervasive
[per-vey-siv] /pərˈveɪ sɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
interpervade, verb (used with object), interpervaded, interpervading.
unpervaded, adjective
unpervading, adjective
Synonyms
diffuse, fill.
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  • Yet, in spite of a serious effort, a heaviness pervaded the collection.
  • It was no longer a threat, except for the smell of moribund quadruped that pervaded the room.
  • The optimism and serenity that pervaded the start of school last year have given way to deep unease.
  • Our current economic discourse is pervaded by fatalism.
  • The flowers were out, the markets awash with watermelons, and a scent of jasmine pervaded the air.
  • There was none of the leadership speculation that pervaded last year's conference.
  • Nevertheless, a feeling of normality prevailed and pervaded all vision.
  • The stiff-white-box feeling perfectly matched the vacant ennui and fear that pervaded the play.
  • Night seemed less night in the kitchen pervaded with the everyday tribulations, day less dead.
  • She deduced from her observations that galaxies are pervaded by dark matter, invisible to our telescopes.
British Dictionary definitions for pervaded

pervade

/pɜːˈveɪd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to spread through or throughout, esp subtly or gradually; permeate
Derived Forms
pervader, noun
pervasion (pɜːˈveɪʒən) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin pervādere, from per- through + vādere to go
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Word Origin and History for pervaded

pervade

v.

1650s, from Latin pervadere "spread or go through," from per- "through" + vadere "to go" (see vamoose). Related: Pervaded; pervading.

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