(Of a substance) allowing water to pass through; permeable: pervious rocks
More example sentences
- The top sheet is formed of a fluid pervious material, e.g., a fibrous material.
- The parking lot uses pervious limestone and is landscaped with indigenous plants.
- A green sod roof reduces runoff from impermeable surfaces, while a pervious parking lot allows infiltration of water into the ground.
early 17th century: from Latin pervius 'having a passage through' (based on via 'way') + -ous.
Definition of pervious in:
- The US English dictionary