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Definition of "penetrate" []

  • To enter or force a way into; pierce. (verb-transitive)
  • To enter into and permeate: The insistent rhythm of piano practice penetrated each room of the house. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to be permeated or diffused; steep. (verb-transitive)
  • To insert the penis into the vagina or anus of. (verb-transitive)
  • To enter (an organization, for example), usually surreptitiously, so as to gain influence or information; infiltrate. (verb-transitive)
  • To find or force a way into or through (something); pierce; enter (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To diffuse through (a substance); permeate (verb)
  • To see through (verb)
  • (of a man) to insert the penis into the vagina of (a woman) (verb)
  • To grasp the meaning of (a principle, etc) (verb)
  • To be understood (verb)

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Use "penetrate" in a sentence
  • "Just letting the word penetrate one’s conscious mind …"
  • "Believe me, something will penetrate is someday and kick your ass, physically or mentally."
  • ""Thief," Klassh spoke and this time felt the word penetrate the elf's mental block."