What is penetrate?

  • (verb): Make one's way deeper into ar through.
    Example: "The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on penetrate:

Pollenia Rudis - Life Cycle - North America
... A larva is prompted to penetrate an earthworm when it senses “penetration inducing factor,” a substance that is present in the slime and coelomic fluid of an earthworm ... The larvae then use their mandibles to penetrate the dorsal side of a worm ... that they find their host quickly, because larvae must penetrate a worm within three days in order to survive ...
Crevalle Jack - Habitat
... to enter brackish waters, with some individuals known to penetrate far upstream however, like most euryhaline species, they generally do not penetrate very far upriver ... generally do not leave continental shelf waters, however still penetrate to depths of 350 m, and possibly deeper ...
List Of Umineko No Naku Koro Ni Chapters - Volume List - End of The Golden Witch
... Rights" (探偵権限, Tantei Kengen?) "Ten Wedges Which Penetrate the Witch 1" (魔女を貫く十の楔①, Majo o Tsuranuku Jū no Kusabi Ichi?) "Ten Wedges Which Penetrate the Witch 2 ...
Minié Rifle - Mechanism
... It could penetrate 4 inches (10 cm) of soft pine at 1,000 yards (918 m) ... that at 15 yards the bullet was able to penetrate two boards of poplar wood, each two-thirds of an inch thick and separated by 20 inches ... rumors that at 1,200 yards the bullet could penetrate a soldier and his knapsack and still kill anyone standing behind him, even killing every person in a line of 15 ...
Tiger I - Combat History - Gun and Armour Performance
... The Soviet T-34 equipped with the 76.2 mm gun could not penetrate the Tiger frontally at any range, but could achieve a side penetration at approximately 500 m ... The T34-85's 85 mm gun could penetrate the front of a Tiger between 200 and 500 m (0.12 and 0.31 mi), the IS-2s 122 mm gun could penetrate the front between 500 ... angle of attack, the M4 Sherman's 75 mm gun could not penetrate the Tiger frontally at any range, and needed to be within 100 m to achieve a side penetration ...

More definitions of "penetrate":

  • (verb): Enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members.
    Synonyms: infiltrate
  • (verb): Insert the penis into the vagina or anus of.
    Example: "Did the molester penetrate the child?"
  • (verb): Pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance.
    Synonyms: perforate

Famous quotes containing the word penetrate:

    There is no way to penetrate the surface of life but by attacking it earnestly at a particular point.
    Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929)

    One way to do it might be by making the scenery penetrate the automobile. A polished black sedan was a good subject, especially if parked at the intersection of a tree-bordered street and one of those heavyish spring skies whose bloated gray clouds and amoeba-shaped blotches of blue seem more physical than the reticent elms and effusive pavement. Now break the body of the car into separate curves and panels; then put it together in terms of reflections.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.
    Gérard De Nerval (1808–1855)