• (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:

Tiger I - Combat History - Gun and Armour Performance
... 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 firing BR-350P APCR ammunition ... 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 and 1,500 m (0.31 and 0.93 mi) ... 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 against the 80 mm upper hull superstructure ...
Crevalle Jack - Habitat
... The species is also known to enter brackish waters, with some individuals known to penetrate far upstream however, like most euryhaline species, they generally do ... Adults that move offshore 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
... 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" (魔女を貫く十の楔②, Majo o Tsuranuku J ...
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 ... It is important that they find their host quickly, because larvae must penetrate a worm within three days in order to survive ...
Minié Rifle - Mechanism
... It could penetrate 4 inches (10 cm) of soft pine at 1,000 yards (918 m) ... A test in Vincennes in 1849 demonstrated 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 ... of the time spread rumors that at 1,200 yards the bullet could penetrate a soldier and his knapsack and still kill anyone standing behind him, even killing ...

More definitions of "penetrate":

  • (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
  • (verb): Enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members.
    Synonyms: infiltrate

Famous quotes containing the word penetrate:

    Don’t you see what’s at stake here? The ultimate aim of all science—to penetrate the unknown. Do you realize we know less about the earth we live on than about the stars and the galaxies of outer space? The greatest mystery is right here, right under our feet.
    Walter Reisch (1903–1963)

    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)

    Society is the stage on which manners are shown; novels are the literature. Novels are the journal or record of manners; and the new importance of these books derives from the fact, that the novelist begins to penetrate the surface, and treat this part of life more worthily.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)