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pen·e·trate

(pen'ĕ-trāt),
To pierce; to pass into the deeper tissues or into a cavity.

penetrate

[pen′ətrāt]
Etymology: L, penetrare
1 v, to enter or pierce a barrier.
2 adj, pertaining to the degree to which x-rays pass through matter.

penetrate

verb To enter by force; to force one’s way into a place or space; to infiltrate.

Forensics
verb To enter into the body—e.g., by a sharp object or projectile.

Sexology
verb To enter a natural orifice (e.g., the vagina, anus), as by a penis or sexual toy.

penetrate

(pĕn′ĕ-trāt) [L. penetrare]
To enter or force into the interior; pierce.
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If in Greek culture all malakoi were undesirable, the penetrated male as malakos was undesirable, too.
Each patient was hit at close range by a nail (tip first) that had penetrated deeply into either the face or cranium.
Despite the warnings issued last November that China posed a threat and that computer systems at the weapons labs were being constantly penetrated by outsiders, no action was taken.
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Because an injection creates tiny bubbles at a needle's tip, the scans revealed how far the needles had penetrated.
A method that would allow furnace operators to quickly locate ground faults and determine if the refractory lining has been penetrated would provide an additional safety margin when operating the coreless furnace.
In the absence of any herbal remedy, the sperm penetrated 63 to 88 percent of the eggs.
Alliances have not heavily penetrated the UK market, due to the dominance of the major players and the tier1 balance.
By forcing electrons and positrons (the oppositely charged, antimatter counterparts of electrons) to collide head-on at sufficiently high energies, researchers have now penetrated the virtual-particle screen and made the first measurements confirming that an electron's electromagnetic influence increases as the distance from the particle's central core decreases.
We have penetrated four key university sites in less than 10 months; a task that usually takes over 2 years.
Bjoraker notes that combined with other data, the amount of water observed could provide an important clue to how deep the fragments penetrated.
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