Definitions of penetrate:
  • verb:   come to understand
  • verb:   pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
    Example: "The bullet penetrated her chest"
  • verb:   insert the penis into the vagina or anus of
    Example: "Did the molester penetrate the child?"
  • verb:   make one's way deeper into ar through
    Example: "The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest"
  • verb:   enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members
  • verb:   spread or diffuse through
    Example: "Music penetrated the entire building"
  • verb:   become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
    Example: "She was penetrated with sorrow"

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