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pervious Syllabification: per·vi·ous
Pronunciation: /ˈpərvēəs/

Definition of pervious in English:


(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.


Pronunciation: /ˈpərvēəsnəs/


Early 17th century: from Latin pervius 'having a passage through' (based on via 'way') + -ous.

  • Pervious is based on Latin pervius ‘having a passage through’ formed from combining per- and via ‘way’.

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