Associations to the word «Penetrate»

Wiktionary

PENETRATE, verb. To enter into; to make way into the interior of; to pierce.
PENETRATE, verb. (figuratively) To achieve understanding of, despite some obstacle; to comprehend; to understand.
PENETRATE, verb. To affect profoundly through the senses or feelings; to move deeply.
PENETRATE, verb. To infiltrate an enemy to gather intelligence.
PENETRATE, verb. To insert the penis into an opening, such as a vagina or anus.

Dictionary definition

PENETRATE, verb. Pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest".
PENETRATE, verb. Come to understand.
PENETRATE, verb. Become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow".
PENETRATE, verb. Enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members; "The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor".
PENETRATE, verb. Make one's way deeper into or through; "The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest".
PENETRATE, verb. Insert the penis into the vagina or anus of; "Did the molester penetrate the child?".
PENETRATE, verb. Spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks".

Wise words

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