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Definition of pervade verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pervade

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//pərˈveɪd//
     
    pervade something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pervade
     
    he / she / it pervades
     
    past simple pervaded
     
    -ing form pervading
     
     
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  1. 1to spread through and be noticeable in every part of something synonym permeate
  2. 2 a pervading mood of fear the sadness that pervades most of her novels The entire house was pervaded by a sour smell.
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