Pervading
Pervade Per*vade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pervaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pervading}.] [L. pervadere, pervasum; per + vadere to go, to walk. See {Per-}, and {Wade}.] 1. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or interstice; to permeate. [1913 Webster]

That labyrinth is easily pervaded. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be diffused throughout. [1913 Webster]

A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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