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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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To play the penetrating male (arsenokoites) or the penetrated male (malakos) in a homosexual act was contrary to revelation (Gen 1:27), nature, and design.
Therefore, when we consider 1 Cor 6:9, it only follows from what we already know about Paul and the Leviticus passage that malakos refers to the penetrated male in a homosexual relationship.
He proposes that they arose from the water cloud layer, indicating that the G fragment penetrated to this depth.
Hole TRC04-6 penetrated diopside skarn from collar to 45', porphyry and garnet skarn from 45' to 80', and diopside skarn from 80' to 195', where the hole lost circulation and was terminated.
The Pecan Gap zone was penetrated at a depth of 1,600 feet with an overall thickness of 20 feet, with an estimated 11 feet of oil bearing rock.
Only one well has penetrated the cretaceous Brown Mountain sand within the seismic shoot area in 1942, which had significant untested gas shows in the Brown Mountain sand.
The well bore penetrated a highly porous dolomite in the Nahannai formation which yielded strong gas shows when it was penetrated.
The CL&F #13 sidetrack penetrated the uppermost 34' feet of the sand section 130' structurally high to the original well and did not encounter a hydrocarbon water contact.
Gartner Group's Dataquest estimates that less than 20 percent of this market has been penetrated in the United States - with the European and Asia/Pacific markets virtually untapped - demonstrating the belief that there is no clear cut market leader to date.
As a result, it penetrated to a maximum depth of only 1344m, still about 200m above the estimated top of the main target reservoir -- the Tunanui Sandstones.
The holes penetrated through post mineral volcanic and gravel cover and tested the underlying bedrock within the target defined by geophysical and geochemical anomalies.
Beaver - 102 penetrated the main channel sand we were targeting and hit two additional lower sands which we believe will also contribute reserves," said John Johnston, vice president -- Exploration and Development.