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Meaning of PERVADE

Pronunciation:  pur'veyd

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"

PERVADE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: diffuse, imbue, interpenetrate, penetrate, permeate
 See Also: perforate, spiritise, spiritize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per*vade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pervaded}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Pervading}.] [L. pervadere, pervasum; per + vadere to
go, to walk. See {Per-}, and {Wade}.]
1. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or
   interstice; to permeate.

         That labyrinth is easily pervaded.    --Blackstone.

2. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be
   diffused throughout.

         A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism
         pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions.

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