Jump to navigation Jump to search
interpenetrate (third-person singular simple present interpenetrates, present participle interpenetrating, simple past and past participle interpenetrated)
- To penetrate mutually or reciprocally.
- To permeate or pervade.
- 1818–1819 (date written), Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Prometheus Unbound”, in Prometheus Unbound […], London: C[harles] and J[ames] Ollier […], published 1820, →OCLC, Act IV, scene i, page 141:
- It interpenetrates my granite mass, / Through tangled roots and trodden clay doth pass, / Into the utmost leaves and delicatest flowers; [...]
- 1843 April, Thomas Carlyle, “Monk Samson”, in Past and Present, American edition, Boston, Mass.: Charles C[offin] Little and James Brown, published 1843, →OCLC, book II (The Ancient Monk), page 46:
- [O]ur 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.
- inflection of interpenetrare:
interpenetrate f pl