in|ter|pen|e|trate [ ,ıntər`penə,treıt ] verb intransitive or transitive FORMAL
if one substance interpenetrates another or if two substances interpenetrate, they spread into each other and become mixed

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  • Interpenetrate — In ter*pen e*trate, v. t. To penetrate between or within; to penetrate mutually. [1913 Webster] It interpenetrates my granite mass. Shelley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Interpenetrate — In ter*pen e*trate, v. i. To penetrate each the other; to penetrate between bodies or their parts. [1913 Webster] {Interpenetrating molding} (Arch.), in late Gothic architecture, a decoration by means of moldings which seem to pass through solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interpenetrate — index break (fracture), enter (penetrate), intersperse, permeate, pervade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • interpenetrate — (v.) 1809, from INTER (Cf. inter ) + PENETRATE (Cf. penetrate). Related: Interpenetrated; interpenetrating …   Etymology dictionary

  • interpenetrate — impenetrate, penetrate, *permeate, pervade, impregnate, saturate Analogous words: see those at IMPENETRATE …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • interpenetrate — [in΄tər pen′ə trāt΄] vt. interpenetrated, interpenetrating 1. to penetrate thoroughly; pervade; permeate 2. to penetrate (each other) reciprocally or mutually vi. 1. to penetrate each other 2. to penetrate between parts, etc. interpenetration n.… …   English World dictionary

  • interpenetrate — UK [ˌɪntə(r)ˈpenɪˌtreɪt] / US [ˌɪntərˈpenəˌtreɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms interpenetrate : present tense I/you/we/they interpenetrate he/she/it interpenetrates present participle interpenetrating past tense interpenetrated past… …   English dictionary

  • interpenetrate — Date: circa 1810 intransitive verb to penetrate mutually transitive verb to penetrate between, within, or throughout ; permeate • interpenetration noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • interpenetrate — interpenetrable /in teuhr pen i treuh beuhl/, adj. interpenetrant, adj. interpenetration, n. interpenetrative, adj. /in teuhr pen i trayt /, v. interpenetrated, interpenetrating. v.t. 1. to penetrate thoroughly; permeate. 2. to penetrate with… …   Universalium

  • interpenetrate — verb a) To penetrate mutually or reciprocally […] our Religion is not yet a horrible restless Doubt, still less a far horribler composed Cant; but a great heaven high Unquestionability, encompassing, interpenetrating the whole of Life. b) To… …   Wiktionary

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