Per"vi*ous (?), a. [L. pervis; per + via a way. See Per-, and Voyage.]

1.

Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable; as, a pervious soil.

[Doors] . . . pervious to winds, and open every way. Pope.

2.

Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental vision.

[R.]

God, whose secrets are pervious to no eye. Jer. Taylor.

3.

Capable of penetrating or pervading.

[Obs.]

Prior.

4. Zool.

Open; -- used synonymously with perforate, as applied to the nostrils or birds.

 

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