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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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When a weak spot in the refractory lining develops, the bath can penetrate the lining and leak out past the power coil by running between the coil turns.
Thus high adhesion is maintained, although amines can penetrate and arrive at polyester layer in the case of ordinary systems using the conventional vinylpyridine latex.
Another method is to fill the casting cavity with pressurized parafin, which can penetrate into the smallest crevices or porous metal occlusions.
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Because Holmium laser energy penetrates tissue to a depth of only 400 microns (1/64 of an inch), its action is much more precise than Argon, Diode, KTP or Nd:YAG lasers, whose energy penetrates tissue five to 10 times further to a depth of 2 to 4 mm (1/12 to 1/6 inch).