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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)

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.

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."