per·​va·​sion pər-ˈvā-zhən How to pronounce pervasion (audio)
: the action of pervading or condition of being pervaded

Examples of pervasion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even if recovery programs do begin to return, advocates and experts warn that fatal overdoses will likely continue to rise in the state due to the pervasion of fentanyl in the drug supply. Eliza Fawcett,, 26 June 2021 Warning of the pervasion of critical race theory in children’s classrooms, a growing group of Connecticut parents also have broadened their message. Eliza Fawcett,, 12 June 2021 Yet while Zambian exports to China are considerable, thanks to its copper output, what many ordinary Zambians see on the ground is the pervasion of Chinese people and companies in their country. CNN, 5 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pervasion was in 1661

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“Pervasion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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