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pervade

[ per-veyd ]
/ pərˈveɪd /
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verb (used with object), per·vad·ed, per·vad·ing.
to become spread throughout all parts of: Spring pervaded the air.
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Origin of pervade

1645–55; <Latin pervādere to pass through, equivalent to per-per- + vādere to go, walk

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British Dictionary definitions for pervade

pervade
/ (pɜːˈveɪd) /

verb
(tr) to spread through or throughout, esp subtly or gradually; permeate

Derived forms of pervade

pervader, nounpervasion (pɜːˈveɪʒən), noun

Word Origin for pervade

C17: from Latin pervādere, from per- through + vādere to go
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