pervious

adjective
per·​vi·​ous | \ ˈpər-vē-əs How to pronounce pervious (audio) \

Definition of pervious

1 : accessible pervious to reason
2 : permeable pervious soil

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Other Words from pervious

perviousness noun

Examples of pervious in a Sentence

the new road has a pervious surface that will cut down on the amount of water that collects on it during heavy rains
Recent Examples on the Web China’s sponge city program aims to use pervious pavements, rain gardens, green roofs, urban wetlands, and other innovations to absorb water during storms. Seth Borenstein, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Aug. 2021 China’s sponge city program aims to use pervious pavements, rain gardens, green roofs, urban wetlands, and other innovations to absorb water during storms. Seth Borenstein, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Aug. 2021 China’s sponge city program aims to use pervious pavements, rain gardens, green roofs, urban wetlands, and other innovations to absorb water during storms. Seth Borenstein, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Aug. 2021 China’s sponge city program aims to use pervious pavements, rain gardens, green roofs, urban wetlands, and other innovations to absorb water during storms. The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Aug. 2021 There may have been money left over for pervious pavement grants. Sharon Boies, baltimoresun.com, 17 June 2021 Other elements include pervious paving materials, rain gardens, French drains and more. Amanda Mcelfresh, NOLA.com, 21 Aug. 2020 The team designed their fly ash cement to be pervious, meaning water can pour through it. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 12 July 2018 Will the development team consider ways to mitigate the storm water runoffs by using innovative landscape elements and green infrastructure and low impact design strategies such (as) bioretention areas, filtration strips and pervious pavement? Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pervious

circa 1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pervious

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

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The first known use of pervious was circa 1631

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15 Sep 2021

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“Pervious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pervious. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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