from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate: the pervasive odor of garlic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Manifested throughout; pervading, permeating, penetrating or affecting everything.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to pervade, or having power to spread throughout; of a pervading quality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending or having power to pervade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. spreading or spread throughout
From Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere, to pervade; see pervade.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin pervāsus, from pervādō ("spread through, pervade"), from per ("through") + vādō ("go, walk"). (Wiktionary)