Definition of all-pervading in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌôlpərˈvādiNG/
(also all-pervasive)


Having an effect on everything or throughout something: the all-pervading excitement
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  • Thousands and thousands of routine decisions over the centuries of Roman rule will have had an all-pervading effect.
  • His is a good story and his example is peerless, but increasingly it's old hat for the dark and dangerous reasons that football has been kidnapped by the all-pervasive influence of global television.
  • The rising number of singletons seems to be an all-pervasive global phenomenon, impacting on industrial societies throughout the world.

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Syllabification: all-per·vad·ing

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