all-pervasive

adjective
all-per·​va·​sive | \ ˈȯl-pər-ˈvā-siv How to pronounce all-pervasive (audio) , -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

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all-pervasiveness noun

First Known Use of all-pervasive

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“All-pervasive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-pervasive. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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