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pervious

[pur-vee-uh s] /ˈpɜr vi əs/
adjective
1.
admitting of passage or entrance; permeable:
pervious soil.
2.
open or accessible to reason, feeling, argument, etc.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin pervius passable, equivalent to per- per- + vi(a) way, road + -us adj. suffix; see -ous
Related forms
perviousness, noun
semipervious, adjective
semiperviousness, noun
unpervious, adjective
unperviously, adverb
unperviousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pervious

pervious

/ˈpɜːvɪəs/
adjective
1.
able to be penetrated; permeable
2.
receptive to new ideas; open-minded
Derived Forms
perviously, adverb
perviousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin pervius, from per- (through) + via a way
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Word Origin and History for pervious
adj.

"penetrable, accessible, permeable," 1610s, from Latin pervius "that may be passed through" (see impervious).

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pervious in Medicine

pervious per·vi·ous (pûr'vē-əs)
adj.
Open to passage or entrance; permeable.

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