[per-swey-siv, -ziv] /pərˈsweɪ sɪv, -zɪv/
able, fitted, or intended to :
a very persuasive argument.
something that ; inducement.
having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuade: a persuasive salesman
1580s, from Middle French persuasif, from Medieval Latin persuasivus, from Latin persuas-, past participle stem of persuadere “persuade, convince” (see persuasion). Related: Persuasively; persuasiveness. Replaced earlier persuasible in this sense (see persuadable).
[pur-tn-uh nt] /ˈpɜr tn ənt/ adjective 1. or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant: pertinent details. /ˈpɜːtɪnənt/ adjective 1. relating to the matter at hand; relevant adj. late 14c., from Anglo-French purtinaunt (late 13c.), Old French partenant (mid-13c.) and directly from Latin pertinentem (nominative pertinens) “pertaining,” present participle of pertinere “to […]
[per-vey-siv] /pərˈveɪ sɪv/ adjective 1. spread throughout: The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business. /pɜːˈveɪsɪv/ adjective 1. pervading or tending to pervade adj. 1750, from Latin pervas-, past participle stem of pervadere (see pervade) + -ive.
[fag-uh-sahyt] /ˈfæg əˌsaɪt/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. any cell, as a macrophage, that ingests and destroys foreign particles, bacteria, and cell debris. /ˈfæɡəˌsaɪt/ noun 1. an amoeboid cell or protozoan that engulfs particles, such as food substances or invading microorganisms n. 1884, from German phagocyten (plural), coined in German in 1884 by Dr. Elias Metchnikoff […]
[fahr-muh-soo-ti-kuh l] /ˌfɑr məˈsu tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or pharmacists. noun 2. a pharmaceutical preparation or product. /ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to drugs or pharmacy adj. 1640s (pharmaceutic in the same sense is from 1540s), from Late Latin pharmaceuticus “of drugs,” from Greek pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeus “preparer of drugs, poisoner” (see […]