[ pur-vee-uhs ]
/ ˈpɜr vi əs /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM pervious
per·vi·ous·ness, nounsem·i·per·vi·ous, adjectivesem·i·per·vi·ous·ness, nounun·per·vi·ous, adjective
un·per·vi·ous·ly, adverbun·per·vi·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pervious
/ (ˈpɜːvɪəs) /
able to be penetrated; permeable
receptive to new ideas; open-minded
Derived forms of perviousperviously, adverbperviousness, noun
Word Origin for pervious
C17: from Latin pervius, from per- (through) + via a way
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Medical definitions for pervious
[ pûr′vē-əs ]
Open to passage or entrance; permeable.
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