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Penetrate meaning

penetrate - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To enter into; to make way into the interior of; to effect an entrance into; to pierce; as, light penetrates darkness.
  2. 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. 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. 4. To pass; to make way; to pierce. Also used figuratively.
  5. 5. To pierce; enter; find out.

penetrate - examples of usage

  1. The short, quiet sentence was like a sword to divide my hatred, and penetrate to the better part of man. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. I told him that all the spirits, provisions, and the like were in the hold and lazarette, which was true enough, wanting to keep him out of the run, though, thanks to the precaution I had taken, I was in no fear even if he should penetrate so deep aft. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. The principle may be illustrated by the power of the X- rays to penetrate apparently solid bodies, such as iron. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
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