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penetration

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌpen.ɪˈtreɪ.ʃən/

penetration noun [U] (MOVEMENT INTO)

a movement into or through something or someone: Sunscreens can help reduce the penetration of ultraviolet rays into the skin. The company is trying to increase its penetration of the market. the act of a man putting his penis into his partner's body during sex

penetration noun [U] (UNDERSTANDING)

formal someone's ability to understand quickly and well
Translations of “penetration”
in Chinese (Traditional) 穿透, 進入, (性交時陰莖的)插入…
in Chinese (Simplified) 穿透, 进入, (性交时阴茎的)插入…
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