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  • verbpierce; get through physically
  • verbunderstand or be understood

synonyms for penetrates

  • crack
  • drill
  • enter
  • go through
  • infiltrate
  • invade
  • pass through
  • permeate
  • pervade
  • puncture
  • seep
  • access
  • bayonet
  • bore
  • charge
  • come
  • diffuse
  • drive
  • encroach
  • force
  • gore
  • impale
  • insert
  • insinuate
  • introduce
  • jab
  • knife
  • percolate
  • perforate
  • prick
  • probe
  • ream
  • saturate
  • spear
  • stab
  • suffuse
  • thrust
  • trespass
  • barge in
  • blow in
  • break in
  • breeze in
  • bust in
  • eat through
  • filter in
  • get in
  • ingress
  • make a hole
  • make an entrance
  • pop in
  • run into
  • sink into
  • stick into
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antonyms for penetrates

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  • surrender
  • yield
  • retreat
  • exit
  • misconstrue
  • misinterpret
  • misunderstand
  • take out
  • withdraw
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How to use penetrates in a sentence

This motion is favoured by the gradual though incomplete melting of the flakes as the heat penetrates the mass.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Yet Faith penetrates the vail and sees the glorious land of promise—the inheritance of our race.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
I have heard it all before at many a concert, but this time it is intensified a thousandfold and penetrates even into my dreams.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
In an effort to win the girl of his heart, the hero penetrates into the wilds of the land of the Incas.
A ROVING COMMISSIONG. A. HENTY
Should this be neglected, the brood is developed, and penetrates further into the flesh.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
In central and south Peru the moisture scarcely penetrates half an inch into the earth.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
The sand penetrates between the sole and the crust, as has been already explained, and produces inflammation.
A TREATISE ON SHEEP:AMBROSE BLACKLOCK
It is like a breath of wind which mysteriously penetrates through both, and communicates itself with the speed of an arrow.'
HEROES OF THE TELEGRAPHJ. MUNRO
His brows knit, he penetrates you with the terrible scrutiny of that deep-set eye; he is more than stately, he is austere.
ENDYMIONBENJAMIN DISRAELI
The caloric that penetrates a living body produces dilatation there; that is to say, universal movement.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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