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/ pərˈveɪ sɪv /
spread throughout: The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business.
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ubiquitous, prevalent, universal, inescapable, rife, omnipresent, common, general, widespread, wall-to-wall
- peruzzi, baldassare,
- perv on,
per·va·sive·ly, adverbper·va·sive·ness, nounin·ter·per·va·sive, adjectivein·ter·per·va·sive·ly, adverb
in·ter·per·va·sive·ness, nounnon·per·va·sive, adjectivenon·per·va·sive·ly, adverbnon·per·va·sive·ness, nounun·per·va·sive, adjectiveun·per·va·sive·ly, adverbun·per·va·sive·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for pervasive
Pervasive monitoring would also undermine the privacy of user communications.Internet Anti-Piracy Bill Would Chill Free Expression|David Sohn|November 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Pervasive drug use among students creates a climate in the schools that is destructive to learning.What Works: Schools Without Drugs|United States Department of Education
Pervasive odors of ripening vine, Fill the air like a luscious wine.The Optimist's Good Morning|Florence Hobart Perin
/ (pɜːˈveɪsɪv) /
pervading or tending to pervade
Word Origin for pervasive
C18: from Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere to pervade
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