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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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British Dictionary definitions for pervasion

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 pervasion

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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