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penetrate
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 4
1. To pass; to make way; to pierce. Also used figuratively.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. To affect profoundly through the senses or feelings; to touch with feeling; to make sensible; to move deeply; as, to penetrate one's heart with pity.
3. To pierce into by the mind; to arrive at the inner contents or meaning of, as of a mysterious or difficult subject; to comprehend; to understand.
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