transpierce

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transitive verb trans·pierce \tran(t)s-ˈpirs\

Definition of transpierce

  1. :  to pierce through :  penetrate

Examples of transpierce in a sentence

  1. <got a thrill out of transpiercing butterflies with hat pins>

Origin and Etymology of transpierce

Middle French transpercer, from Old French, from trans- (from Latin) + percer to pierce


First Known Use: 1592


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