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English definition of “penetrate”

penetrate

verb [I/T] (MOVE)   /ˈpen·ɪˌtreɪt/
to move into or through something: [I] The drill isn’t sharp enough to penetrate into the rock. [T] Women have begun to penetrate a lot of fields that were dominated by men for centuries. penetration    /ˌpen·ɪˈtreɪ·ʃən/ noun [U] The program’s penetration in Utah schools varies from district to district.
(Definition of penetrate verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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