interpenetrate

verb in·ter·pen·e·trate \ ˌin-tər-ˈpe-nə-ˌtrāt \

Definition of interpenetrate

intransitive verb
:to penetrate mutually
transitive verb
:to penetrate between, within, or throughout :permeate

interpenetration

play \ˌin-tər-ˌpe-nə-ˈtrā-shən\ noun

Examples of interpenetrate in a Sentence

  1. with tie-dyeing, the dye does not interpenetrate the entire fabric

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First Known Use of interpenetrate

circa 1810

interpenetrate Synonyms

Synonyms
permeate, percolate (into), pervade, riddle, suffuse, transfuse
Related Words
diffuse (through), impregnate, pass (into), penetrate; fill (up); drench, imbue, infuse, saturate, soak, steep; flood, glut


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