pervasion


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Related to pervasion: impendent, thereto

per·vade

 (pər-vād′)
tr.v. per·vad·ed, per·vad·ing, per·vades
To be present throughout; permeate: The sweet scent of gardenias pervaded the house. A sense of fear and mistrust pervades the novel. See Synonyms at imbue.

[Latin pervādere : per-, through; see per- + vādere, to go.]

per·vad′er n.
per·va′sion (-vā′zhən) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pervasion - the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
ammonification - impregnation with ammonia or a compound of ammonia
carbonation - saturation with carbon dioxide (as soda water)
diffusion - (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration
saturation, impregnation - the process of totally saturating something with a substance; "the impregnation of wood with preservative"; "the saturation of cotton with ether"
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References in classic literature ?
In the thick of this meditation Archer suddenly felt himself looking at her with the startled gaze of a stranger, and plunged into a reminiscence of the wedding-breakfast and of Granny Mingott's immense and triumphant pervasion of it.
Another measure, Assembly Bill 4999, aims to clamp down on the pervasion of so-called "zombie properties," or cases in which the borrower defaults on the mortgage and opts to quickly vacate the home, leaving the property in a state of legal limbo during which the property remains abandoned.
But challenges like a new breed of competition spurred by the pervasion of digital technology and innovative business models such as on-demand lodging and short-term rentals and the unexpected competition from online travel agencies are hampering the industry from maximizing the benefits of this growth.
In the course of their interviews with commercial sex workers and minors, they heard how some people whom I believe posed as angels during the day would drive around the city under the cover of darkness, pick up underage girls and go on to sexually abuse and subject them to all manner of violence and pervasion.
"This agreement with Cree will improve our flexibility, sustain our ambition and plans, and contribute to boosting the pervasion of SiC in automotive and industrial applications." "We remain focused on increasing the adoption of silicon carbide-based solutions, and this agreement is a testament to our mission," said Gregg Lowe, CEO of Cree.
The word [phrase omitted] (contain) expressed the idea of the pervasion of all created things by God, the all-pervasive Spirit, omnipresent in space, containing the cosmos.
'We believe our president and the party chairman, Oshiomhole will not allow this open cheat, open misrepresentation and open pervasion of results of primary to go.
Schriver added, "There are threats such as erosion of sovereignty, intimidation, and pervasion or through military means.
The proliferation of atomic weapons and nuclear missiles, and leading political leaders' goals to eliminate such weapons, does not delineate from the pervasion of nuclear technology as a core energy source for many nations (Rankin and Gale 2003, Culley and Angelique 2010).
He argues that NGO practices are eerily similar to those of business and that this "businessification" of the state and civil society is attributable to the pervasion of capitalism and poses an existential threat to civil society.
But instead it is to assert the fact that viewing such grave claims with dubious intent downplays the seriousness of this crime, qualifying it to mere farce, when all that we should focalize our attention towards is the acceptance of its pervasion for timely consequent address.
But instead it is to assert the fact that viewing such grave claims with dubious intent downplays the seriousness of this crime, qualifying it to mere farce, when all that we should focus our attention towards is the acceptance of its pervasion for timely consequent address.