interpenetrate(redirected from interpenetrations)
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v. in·ter·pen·e·trat·ed, in·ter·pen·e·trat·ing, in·ter·pen·e·trates
To become mixed or united by penetration: planes that interpenetrate in a painting.
1. To penetrate reciprocally: The streams interpenetrate each other at the rapids.
2. To penetrate thoroughly; permeate or pervade.
1. to penetrate (something) thoroughly; pervade
2. to penetrate each other or one another mutually
in•ter•pen•e•trate(ˌɪn tərˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪt)
v. -trat•ed, -trat•ing. v.t.
1. to penetrate thoroughly; permeate.
2. to penetrate with (something else) mutually or reciprocally.v.i.
3. to penetrate between things or parts.
4. to penetrate each other.
Past participle: interpenetrated
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|Verb||1.||interpenetrate - penetrate mutually or be interlocked; "The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"|
invade - penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way; "The cancer had invaded her lungs"
|2.||interpenetrate - spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"|
penetrate, perforate - pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest"