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pervasive

[per-vey-siv] /pərˈveɪ sɪv/
adjective
1.
spread throughout:
The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business.
Related forms
pervasively, adverb
pervasiveness, noun
interpervasive, adjective
interpervasively, adverb
interpervasiveness, noun
nonpervasive, adjective
nonpervasively, adverb
nonpervasiveness, noun
unpervasive, adjective
unpervasively, adverb
unpervasiveness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pervasively

pervasive

/pɜːˈveɪsɪv/
adjective
1.
pervading or tending to pervade
Derived Forms
pervasively, adverb
pervasiveness, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere to pervade
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Word Origin and History for pervasively

pervasive

adj.

1750, from Latin pervas-, past participle stem of pervadere (see pervade) + -ive.

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