pervade


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pervade \Per*vade"\ (p[~e]r*v[=a]d"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Pervaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Pervading.] [L. pervadere,
   pervasum; per + vadere to go, to walk. See Per-, and
   Wade.]
   1. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or
      interstice; to permeate.
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            That labyrinth is easily pervaded.    --Blackstone.
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   2. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be
      diffused throughout.
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            A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism
            pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions.
                                                  --Burke.
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