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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·vade /pɝˈved/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·vade v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pervaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Pervading.]
 1. To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or interstice; to permeate.
    That labyrinth is easily pervaded.   --Blackstone.
 2. To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be diffused throughout.
    A spirit of cabal, intrigue, and proselytism pervaded all their thoughts, words, and actions.   --Burke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has
          permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the
          entire building" [syn: permeate, penetrate, interpenetrate,
           diffuse, imbue]