[per-vey-siv] /pərˈveɪ sɪv/
The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business.
pervading or tending to pervade
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 […]
[fee-nawl, -nol] /ˈfi nɔl, -nɒl/ noun, Chemistry. 1. Also called carbolic acid, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenylic acid. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous mass, C 6 H 5 OH, obtained from coal tar, or a hydroxyl derivative of benzene: used chiefly as a disinfectant, as an antiseptic, and in organic synthesis. 2. any analogous hydroxyl derivative of […]
[fuh-net-ik, foh-] /fəˈnɛt ɪk, foʊ-/ adjective 1. Also, phonetical. of or relating to speech sounds, their production, or their transcription in written symbols. 2. corresponding to pronunciation: phonetic transcription. 3. agreeing with pronunciation: phonetic spelling. 4. concerning or involving the discrimination of nondistinctive elements of a language. In English, certain phonological features, as length and […]