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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋpєnәˏtret 〕


〔 ˊpenitreit 〕

Overview of verb penetrate

The verb penetrate has 7 senses

  • penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

  • penetrate, fathom, bottom -- (come to understand)

  • click, get through, dawn, come home, get across, sink in, penetrate, fall into place -- (become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow")

  • infiltrate, penetrate -- (enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members; "The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor")

  • penetrate -- (make one's way deeper into or through; "The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest")

  • penetrate -- (insert the penis into the vagina or anus of; "Did the molester penetrate the child?")

  • permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle -- (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")