Your interpretation of 'pervasive' is too restrictive. Something doesn't have to move about, or be ubiquitous, to be pervasive; it just has to go through something. The San Andreas Fault, for example, pervades much of California (I think - geography was never my strong point).
Don't rely on bilingual dictionaries. If a device tells you a word means one thing and one thing only, it's a fair bet that it's wrong.