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To pierce; to pass into the deeper tissues or into a cavity.
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verb To enter by force; to force one’s way into a place or space; to infiltrate.

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

verb To enter a natural orifice (e.g., the vagina, anus), as by a penis or sexual toy.
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(pĕn′ĕ-trāt) [L. penetrare]
To enter or force into the interior; pierce.
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'But rest assured, once we will be able to penetrate them, the next is apprehension.'
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They found that using Corexit 9500A has the unexpected effect of allowing potentially harmful crude oil components called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to penetrate deeper and faster into the sands.
Their bodies consist of a worm-like portion and 'roots' that house the bacteria and penetrate the bones, but they have no body parts mechanically able to drill through bone.
The MOP is designed not to explode on hitting the earth, but rather to penetrate deep into the earth before finally exploding.
Typical ground radars penetrate more than 10 feet, he says.
Oh, that I could penetrate to the innermost recesses of the Heart of Jesus to read there the essence of His bitterness, which brought Him to the point of death in the Garden; that I could comfort Him in the abandonment by His Father and His own.
Potato chips kept in a FedEx envelope will eventually wilt, since vapor can penetrate the fabric despite the fact that no air is moving through the material.
Based on a unique formula and manufacturing process Kano created a molecule which had an inherent means of expedient self propulsion which would penetrate into spaces which are immeasurably small.
"This is a very expensive process and not as durable as dye sublimation, as it does not penetrate the part.