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pervious

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adjective per·vi·ous \ˈpər-vē-əs\

Definition of pervious

  1. 1 :  accessible <pervious to reason>

  2. 2 :  permeable <pervious soil>

per·vi·ous·ness noun


Examples of pervious

  1. <the new road has a pervious surface that will cut down on the amount of water that collects on it during heavy rains>



Origin of pervious

Latin pervius, from per- through + via way — more at per-, way


First Known Use: circa 1614


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