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Meaning of INTERPENETRATE

Pronunciation:  `intur'peni`treyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  penetrate mutually or be interlocked; "The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"
  2. [v]  spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"
 

INTERPENETRATE is a 14 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: diffuse, imbue, permeate, pervade
 
 See Also: invade, penetrate, perforate, spiritise, spiritize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In`ter*pen"e*trate\, v. t.
    To penetrate between or within; to penetrate mutually.
    
          It interpenetrates my granite mass.      --Shelley.
    
    
  2. \In`ter*pen"e*trate\, v. i.
    To penetrate each the other; to penetrate between bodies or
    their parts.
    
    {Interpenetrating molding} (Arch.), in late Gothic
       architecture, a decoration by means of moldings which seem
       to pass through solid uprights, transoms, or other
       members; often, two sets of architectural members
       penetrating one another, in appearance, as if both had
       been plastic when they were put together.
    
    
 

 

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