interpenetration

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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