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1. penetration

noun. ['ˌpɛnəˈtreɪʃən'] an attack that penetrates into enemy territory.

Synonyms

  • onslaught
  • raid
  • invasion
  • interpenetration
  • onrush
  • foray
  • infiltration
  • breakthrough
  • maraud
  • attack
  • incursion

Antonyms

  • past
  • outgoing
  • present
  • emersion

Etymology

  • pénétration (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Penetration

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word penetration


1. Noun, singular or mass
White oak tends to have longer grain rays than red oak and allows for little water penetration.

Quotes containing the word penetration


1. Rice-a-Roni: The San Francisco treat... ...the other treat, of course, being anal penetration.
- Beryl Dov

2. Penetration [10w] The difference between truism and an enlightened [10w] is penetration.
- Beryl Dov

2. penetration

noun. ['ˌpɛnəˈtreɪʃən'] the act of entering into or through something.

Synonyms

  • entrance
  • incoming
  • entering
  • ingress
  • entry
  • permeation
  • market penetration

Antonyms

  • praise
  • refrain
  • end
  • finish

Etymology

  • pénétration (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. penetration

noun. ['ˌpɛnəˈtreɪʃən'] clear or deep perception of a situation.

Synonyms

  • insight

Antonyms

  • figure
  • deep

Etymology

  • pénétration (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. penetration

noun. ['ˌpɛnəˈtreɪʃən'] the ability to make way into or through something.

Antonyms

  • debit

Etymology

  • pénétration (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. penetration

noun. ['ˌpɛnəˈtreɪʃən'] the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target).

Synonyms

  • depth

Antonyms

  • egress
  • credit

Etymology

  • pénétration (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. penetration

noun. ['ˌpɛnəˈtreɪʃən'] the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman.

Synonyms

  • relation
  • carnal knowledge
  • coitus
  • sexual relation
  • intercourse
  • congress
  • sex act
  • copulation
  • coition
  • sexual intercourse

Antonyms

  • ancestor
  • descendant
  • unconnectedness
  • connectedness

Etymology

  • pénétration (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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