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pervasive

[ per-vey-siv ]
/ pərˈveɪ sɪv /
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adjective
spread throughout: The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business.
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British Dictionary definitions for pervasive

pervasive
/ (pɜːˈveɪsɪv) /

adjective
pervading or tending to pervade

Derived forms of pervasive

pervasively, adverbpervasiveness, noun

Word Origin for pervasive

C18: from Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere to pervade
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