adjective per·vi·ous \ˈpər-vē-əs\

Definition of PERVIOUS

:  accessible <pervious to reason>
:  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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