verb \pər-ˈvād\

: to spread through all parts of (something) : to exist in every part of (something)


Full Definition of PERVADE

transitive verb
:  to become diffused throughout every part of

Examples of PERVADE

  1. A feeling of great sadness pervades the film.
  2. Art and music pervade every aspect of their lives.

Origin of PERVADE

Latin pervadere to go through, pervade, from per- through + vadere to go — more at per-, wade
First Known Use: 1659


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