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Definition of pervade verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pervade