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pervious

[ pur-vee-uhs ]
/ ˈpɜr vi əs /
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adjective
admitting of passage or entrance; permeable: pervious soil.
open or accessible to reason, feeling, argument, etc.: Unfortunately, she was pervious to whatever rationale had been most recently presented.

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Origin of pervious

First recorded in 1625–30; from Latin pervius “passable,” equivalent to per- “through” + vi(a) “way, road” + -us adjective suffix; see origin at per-, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for pervious

pervious
/ (ˈpɜːvɪəs) /

adjective
able to be penetrated; permeable
receptive to new ideas; open-minded

Derived forms of pervious

perviously, adverbperviousness, noun

Word Origin for pervious

C17: from Latin pervius, from per- (through) + via a way
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Medical definitions for pervious

pervious
[ pûrvē-əs ]

adj.
Open to passage or entrance; permeable.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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