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per·va·sive  audio  (pr-vsv, -zv) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate: the pervasive odor of garlic.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin pervsus, past participle of pervdere, to pervade ; see pervade

OTHER FORMS:
per·vasive·ly(Adverb), per·vasive·ness(Noun)


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