Definition of pervious in English:

pervious

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

adjective

  • (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.

Derivatives

perviousness

noun

Origin

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

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