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pervasive

adjective

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existing in every part of something; spreading to all parts of something
  • A pervasive smell filled the room.
  • the pervasive nature of the problem

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The first known use of pervasive was circa 1750

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“Pervasive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pervasive. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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