Definition of Pervious

1. Adjective. Admitting of passage or entrance. "A metal pervious to heat"

Also: Permeable
Similar to: Receptive
Antonyms: Impervious
Derivative terms: Perviousness



Definition of Pervious

1. a. Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable; as, a pervious soil.

Definition of Pervious

1. Adjective. (geology) (''of a rock type'') allowing water to pass through. ¹

2. Adjective. Accepting of new ideas. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pervious

1. capable of being penetrated [adj]

Medical Definition of Pervious

1. 1. Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable; as, a pervious soil. "[Doors] . . . Pervious to winds, and open every way." (Pope) 2. Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental vision. "God, whose secrets are pervious to no eye." (Jer. Taylor) 3. Capable of penetrating or pervading. 4. Open; used synonymously with perforate, as applied to the nostrils or birds. Origin: L. Pervis; per + via a way. See Per-, and Voyage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pervious

pervestigation
pervestigations
perviate
perviated
perviates
pervicacious
pervicaciousness
pervicacity
pervicacy
perviest
pervigilation
pervigilations
pervigilium
perving
pervious (current term)
perviousness
perviousnesses
pervs
perxactly
perxenate
perxenates
pery
perylene
perylenes
peryton
perytons
perzackly
perzactly

Literary usage of Pervious

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1. One Hundred Chapel-talks to Theological Students: Together with Two by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1913)
"pervious TO LOVE RALPH WALDO EMERSON was not a great poet, though he was a ... The solid, solid universe Is pervious to love. Emerson never wrote lines more ..."

2. Water and Water Supplies by John Clough Thresh (1901)
"If pervious a considerable portion of the rain falling upon the soil will pass ... Where a pervious subsoil of sand, gravel, chalk, limestone, sandstone, ..."

3. Irrigation Practice and Engineering by Bernard Alfred Etcheverry (1916)
"Theoretical Cross Section of a Gravity Masonry or Concrete Weir and of Loose Rock Weirs on a pervious Foundation.—The design and construction of diversion ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1879)
"... the relief of the tension might have allowed it to subside, and the duct to become pervious ; and even if these results had not been obtained, ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1853)
"... should the Eustachian tubes be pervious, the air will be distinctly heard to enter the tympanic cavities, and produce a gentle crackling sound. ..."

6. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"To render the human body perfectly inert after death, it should be placed in a light wooden coffin, in a pervious soil, from five to eight feet deep. ..."

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