Definition of permeative in US English:

permeative

adjective

  • Having the quality of permeating; penetrative, pervasive. Now chiefly figurative.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Tomlinson (fl. 1657). From classical Latin permeāt-, past participial stem of permeāre permeate + -ive.

Pronunciation

permeative

/ˈpəːmɪeɪtɪv/