Definition of 'penetrate'
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Example sentences containing 'penetrate'
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His mind would be harder for Vangelis to penetrate than a concrete fortification. COUP D'ETAT (2000)He craned through the front window to try to penetrate the murky green shadows clustered under the legs of the floating steel platform. A DAYSTAR OF FEAR (2000)At the same time the sun's vital rays would be unable to penetrate this shroud. SEIZE THE RECKLESS WIND (2000)
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Translations for 'penetrate'
British English: penetrate VERB
If something or someone penetrates a physical object or an area, they succeed in getting into it or passing through it.
X-rays can penetrate many objects.
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