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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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Hernych has proved he can be effective on all surfaces this season and has the strength to cope with Hanescu's penetrative groundstrokes.
Matt Prior's fluent batting and Sajid Mahmood's penetrative bowling helped England A build a platform to push for victory by the end of day two in Colombo.
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