[pen-i-treyt] /ˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪt/
verb (used with object), penetrated, penetrating.
to pierce or pass into or through:
The bullet penetrated the wall. The fog lights penetrated the mist.
to enter the interior of:
to penetrate a forest.
to enter and diffuse itself through; permeate.
to arrive at the truth or meaning of; understand; comprehend:
to penetrate a mystery.
to obtain a share of (a market):
to penetrate the Canadian coffee market.
to affect or impress (the mind or feelings) deeply.
to extend influence, usually peacefully, into the affairs of (another country).
verb (used without object), penetrated, penetrating.
to enter, reach, or pass through something, as by piercing:
We penetrated to the interior of the Kasbah.
to be diffused through something.
to understand or read the meaning of something.
to have a deep effect or impact on someone.
to find or force a way into or through (something); pierce; enter
to diffuse through (a substance); permeate
(transitive) to see through: their eyes could not penetrate the fog
(transitive) (of a man) to insert the penis into the vagina of (a woman)
(transitive) to grasp the meaning of (a principle, etc)
(intransitive) to be understood: his face lit up as the new idea penetrated
1520s, from Latin penetratus, past participle of penetrare “to put or get into, enter into,” related to penitus “within, inmost,” penus “innermost part of a temple, store of food,” penates “household gods.” Related: Penetrated; penetrating.
[pen-i-trom-i-ter] /ˌpɛn ɪˈtrɒm ɪ tər/ noun 1. a device for measuring the power of x-ray or other radiations. 2. a device for measuring the penetrability of a solid. /ˌpɛnɪˈtrɒmɪtə/ noun 1. (physics) an instrument used to measure the penetrating power of radiation, such as X-rays penetrometer pen·e·trom·e·ter (pěn’ĭ-trŏm’ĭ-tər) or pen·e·tram·e·ter (-trām’ĭ-tər) n. penetrometer (pěn’ĭ-trŏm’ĭ-tər) also […]
[puh-nee-uh s] /pəˈni əs/ noun 1. ancient name of . /pɪˈniːəs/ noun 1. the ancient name for the Salambria
Penfield (pěn’fēld’) American-born Canadian neurosurgeon noted for his experimental work on the exposed brains of conscious humans. His findings increased scientific understanding of the functions of the brain, brain diseases such as epilepsy, and the mechanisms involved in speech.
- Peng Dehuai
[peng duh-hwahy] /ˈpɛŋ ˈdʌˈʰwaɪ/ noun 1. 1898–1974, Chinese Communist military leader: defense minister 1954–59.