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noun [uncountable]     penetration pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    a sexual act in which a man puts his penis into his partner’s vagina or anus
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  2. 2
    the act of getting into a place or group

    This was in the days before the organization’s penetration into African markets.

  3. 3
    the act of getting inside something, especially past objects or substances that are intended to stop things getting inside

    The fabric could be damaged by water penetration.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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