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Definition of Penetrate


  1. To enter into; to make way into the interior of; to effect an entrance into; to pierce; as, light penetrates darkness.
  2. To affect profoundly through the senses or feelings; to touch with feeling; to make sensible; to move deeply; as, to penetrate one's heart with pity.
  3. To pierce into by the mind; to arrive at the inner contents or meaning of, as of a mysterious or difficult subject; to comprehend; to understand.
  4. To pass; to make way; to pierce. Also used figuratively.
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Penetrate Translations

penetrate in Dutch is doordringen, binnendringen, doorstoten
penetrate in German is durchdringe, durchdringen, durchdringen
penetrate in Italian is penetrare
penetrate in Latin is penetro, foro
penetrate in Portuguese is penetre
penetrate in Spanish is penetrar