interpenetrate

[in-ter-pen-i-treyt]
verb (used with object), interpenetrated, interpenetrating.
1.
to penetrate thoroughly; permeate.
2.
to penetrate with (something else) mutually or reciprocally.
verb (used without object), interpenetrated, interpenetrating.
3.
to penetrate between things or parts.
4.
to penetrate each other.

Origin:
1800–10; inter- + penetrate

interpenetrable [in-ter-pen-i-truh-buhl] , adjective
interpenetrant, adjective
interpenetration, noun
interpenetrative, adjective
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interpenetrate (ˌɪntəˈpɛnɪˌtreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to penetrate (something) thoroughly; pervade
2.  to penetrate each other or one another mutually
 
inter'penetrable
 
adj
 
inter'penetrant
 
adj
 
interpene'tration
 
n
 
inter'penetrative
 
adj
 
inter'penetratively
 
adv

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Example sentences
More's genius is of that high order in which the intellectual and moral powers
  seem to interpenetrate and vitalise each other.
When our eyes meet, our souls rush forth in them and seem to join and
  interpenetrate each other.
The flexure hinge patterns interpenetrate in two orthogonal directions.
Since cracks can interpenetrate, the percolation model of randomly overlapping
  objects is physically appropriate.
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