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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Penetrate  \Pen"e*trate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Penetrated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Penetrating}.]  [L.  penetratus  p.  p.  of 
  penetrare  to  penetrate;  akin  to  penitus  inward,  inwardly,  and 
  perh.  to  pens  with  in  the  power  of  penus  store  of  food, 
  innermost  part  of  a  temple.] 
  1.  To  enter  into  to  make  way  into  the  interior  of  to  effect 
  an  entrance  into  to  pierce;  as  light  penetrates 
  darkness. 
 
  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.  --Shak. 
 
  The  translator  of  Homer  should  penetrate  himself 
  with  a  sense  of  the  plainness  and  directness  of 
  Homer's  style.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  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. 
 
  Things  which  here  were  too  subtile  for  us  to 
  penetrate.  --Ray. 




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