all-pervasive

adjective all-per·va·sive \ ˈȯl-pər-ˈvā-siv , -ziv \

Definition of all-pervasive

: spread throughout and affecting all parts of something
  • Still, he believes fear of lawsuits is all-pervasive in medicine and drives up health care costs.
  • —Ridgely Ochs

all-pervasiveness

noun

First Known Use of all-pervasive

1808

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