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.

That labyrinth is easily pervaded. Blackstone.

2.

To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be diffused throughout.

A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions. Burke.

 

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