Widespread, literally or figuratively. For example, a species of flower can be pervasive in the wilderness, and a school of thought can be pervasive amongst a group of people.

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  • The use of performance enhancing drugs in Mixed Martial Arts is pervasive, almost every card has a fighter getting busted for it in tests.

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  • The knowledge that health and nutrition are closely linked has become pervasive; consequently people are eating healthier and enjoying better physical and mental health.

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  • There are many trees in the forest for birds to create nests, so the population of doves is quite pervasive.

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