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bacteroidal

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microorganism, micro-organism, bacterioid, bacterioidal, bacteroid, bacterioid, bacterioidal, bacteroid.
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Correct spelling:
penetrate
Definition:
insert the penis into the vagina or anus of; " Did the molester penetrate the child?"

Synonyms:

adjective
infest
infect, teem, Presser, crawler, filler, harrier, overspread, packer, worrier, Teemer, Crowder, be set, over spread, flocker, swarmer.
noun
penetrate
bottom, click, come home, dawn, fall into place, fathom, get across, get through, infiltrate, perforate, sink in.
verb
contact
penetrate, perforate.
infuse
fill, glut, imbue, impregnate, infuse, instill, permeate, pervade, saturate, seethe, soak, suffuse.
insert
embed, implant, infiltrate, inject, insert, inset, insinuate, interpose, introduce, intrude, lodge.
motion
penetrate.
perforate
bore, drill, gouge, lance, needle, perforate, pierce, point, poke, punch, puncture, skewer, spear, spike, stick.
pierce; get through physically
access, barge in, bayonet, bore, charge, come, diffuse, drill, drive, encroach, enter, force, get in, go through, gore, impale, infiltrate, ingress, insert, insinuate, introduce, invade, jab, knife, pass through, percolate, perforate, permeate, pervade, pop in, probe, puncture, ream, run into, saturate, seep, spear, stab, suffuse, thrust, trespass, break in, blow in, crack, prick, breeze in, bust in, eat through, filter in, make a hole, make an entrance, sink into, stick into.
understand or be understood
affect, come across, comprehend, decipher, discern, fathom, figure out, get across, get over, get through, grasp, impress, perceive, put over, sink in, touch, unravel, work out, see through, soak in, become clear, get to the bottom.
Examples of usage:
  1. He was waiting motionless, gazing yonder with the round, ardent, fixed eyes of a night- bird, seeking to penetrate the darkness. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  2. The Buccaneers on short consultation, determined that they would endeavour under cover of the night to penetrate the wood to their right, so as to arrive at the road beyond the Spanish camp, and come on it by surprise. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  3. Only in the forest trees, too dense for the dust to penetrate, were there shadow and relief. – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  4. Not a town, not a village, that the voice did not penetrate. – The Duel Between France and Germany by Charles Sumner
  5. This process is repeated several times, taking care that the varnish does not penetrate through the shell, so as to appear on the outside. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton

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