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3 definitions found
 for pervade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pervade \Per*vade"\ (p[~e]r*v[=a]d"), 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.
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              That labyrinth is easily pervaded.    --Blackstone.
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     2. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be
        diffused throughout.
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              A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism
              pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions.
                                                    --Burke.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pervade
      v 1: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has
           permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the
           entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with
           accusations and personal attacks" [syn: permeate,
           pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse,
           imbue, riddle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "pervade":
     bespread, besprinkle, breathe, brew, charge, color, crawl with,
     creep with, decoct, diffuse, dredge, dye, entincture,
     extend throughout, fill, flavor, honeycomb, imbrue, imbue,
     impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, instill, interpenetrate,
     leave no void, leaven, occupy, overrun, overspread, overswarm,
     penetrate, percolate, permeate, run through, saturate, season,
     steep, suffuse, swarm with, teem with, temper, tincture, tinge,
     transfuse
  
  

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