(Especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people: ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our society
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- He exercised a pervasive influence on European drama by challenging the conventions of naturalism.
- Nevertheless, their influence is pervasive within the history of science.
- They include globalisation, the spread of the Internet and the pervasive power of money.
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- And such a label, most of the time politically motivated, tends to be one that sticks permanently and is pervasively influential and powerfully contaminating.
- However, it's been used so pervasively by public figures and media pundits that I'm not sure anyone has a clear claim to this anymore.
- Universities are deploying Linux - pervasively and aggressively.
Words that rhyme with pervasiveabrasive, evasive, invasive, persuasive
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