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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pervasive mean? 

PERVASIVE (adjective)
  The adjective PERVASIVE has 1 sense:

1. spreading or spread throughout

  Familiarity information: PERVASIVE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PERVASIVE (adjective)

Sense 1pervasive [BACK TO TOP]


Spreading or spread throughout


permeant; permeating; permeative; pervasive

Context examples:

armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations / the pervasive odor of garlic / an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion


distributive (serving to distribute or allot or disperse)

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