verb (used with object), in·ter·pen·e·trat·ed, in·ter·pen·e·trat·ing.
- to penetrate thoroughly; permeate.
- to penetrate with (something else) mutually or reciprocally.
Related formsin·ter·pen·e·tra·ble [in-ter-pen-i-truh-buh l] /ˌɪn tərˈpɛn ɪ trə bəl/, adjectivein·ter·pen·e·trant, adjectivein·ter·pen·e·tra·tion, nounin·ter·pen·e·tra·tive, adjective verb (used without object), in·ter·pen·e·trat·ed, in·ter·pen·e·trat·ing.
- to penetrate between things or parts.
- to penetrate each other.
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Historical Examples of interpenetrate
They interpenetrate and a change in one affects all the others.
They interpenetrate, interlace, correspond with and embrace each other.
They are akin, they interpenetrate, they mutually aid and complete each other.
But those departments over-lap and interpenetrate each other.
Present-day man possesses four bodies of increasing fineness, the elements of which interpenetrate.
British Dictionary definitions for interpenetrate
Derived Formsinterpenetrable, adjectiveinterpenetrant, adjectiveinterpenetration, nouninterpenetrative, adjectiveinterpenetratively, adverb
- to penetrate (something) thoroughly; pervade
- to penetrate each other or one another mutually
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Word Origin and History for interpenetrate
1809, from inter- + penetrate. Related: Interpenetrated; interpenetrating.
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