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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To be present throughout; permeate. See Synonyms at charge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To be in every part of; to spread through

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or interstice; to permeate.
  • transitive v. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be diffused throughout.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pass or flow through; penetrate; permeate.
  • To extend throughout; spread or be spread through the whole extent of; be diffused throughout.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. spread or diffuse through

Etymologies

Latin pervādere : per-, through; see per- + vādere, to go.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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