pervious

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Latin pervis.

AdjectiveEdit

pervious (comparative more pervious, superlative most pervious)

  1. Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable.
    a pervious soil
    • Alexander Pope
      [Doors] [] pervious to winds, and open every way.
  2. Accepting of new ideas.
  3. Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental vision.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)
      God, whose secrets are pervious to no eye.
  4. (obsolete) Capable of penetrating or pervading.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Prior to this entry?)
  5. (zoology) open; perforate, as applied to the nostrils of birds

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 03:27