- penetrant gene,
- penetrating wound,
- penetration aid,
Origin of penetration
Examples from the Web for penetration
Offense III.b: Sexual Misconduct that includes one or more of the following: penetration, violent physical force, or injury.
The scenes of penetration are obscured with masking or blurring.Japan’s Desperate Housewives Opting for Adulterous Online Dating|Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But does penetration on camera translate to a realistic portrait of sex and sex addiction?A Sex Addiction Expert Diagnoses Lars Von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’|Lizzie Crocker|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last thing they wanted was for the U.S. to learn the extent of their penetration of the NSA and the FBI in Hawaii.
According to Bowden and Offer, water heaters hit 50% penetration in Britain in 1967.
"Parisians pride themselves on their penetration," replied Samuel.Samuel Brohl & Company|Victor Cherbuliez
But his penetration, which is wholly retrospective, acts later, and frustrates calculation.The Secrets of the Princesse de Cadignan|Honore de Balzac
But with penetration he sees what few renaissance critics had noted before--that allegory is of two varieties.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance|Donald Lemen Clark
The reader soddens in the consciousness of his own penetration as the sardine, equally headless, soaks in oil.Love in a Cloud|Arlo Bates
On the seventh day it required no penetration to see the change.The Stillwater Tragedy|Thomas Bailey Aldrich
c.1600, "insight, shrewdness," from Latin penetrationem (nominative penetratio) "a penetrating or piercing," noun of action from past participle stem of penetrare (see penetrate). The sexual sense is attested from 1610s.