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Pervasive drug use among students creates a climate in the schools that is destructive to learning.

Pervasive odors of ripening vine, Fill the air like a luscious wine.

WORD ORIGIN

1750, from Latin pervas-, past participle stem of pervadere (see pervade) + -ive.

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