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pĕnĕtrābĭlis , e, adj. penetro.
I. Pass., that can be pierced or penetrated, penetrable (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “corpus nullo penetrabile telo,Ov. M. 12, 166: “cum sit nulli penetrabilis,Sen. Const. Sap. 3: “pectus ferro,Stat. Th. 2, 653: “terra,Just. 4, 1, 2: “caput haud penetrabile Nili,inaccessible, Stat. S. 3, 5, 21.—
II. Act., piercing, penetrating (poet. and in post-class. prose): “Boreae penetrabile frigus,Verg. G. 1, 93: “telum,id. A. 10, 481: “harundo,Sil. 7, 649: “fulmen,Ov. M. 13, 857: “vinum penetrabilius in venas,Macr. 7, 12: “querimonia,Gell. 10, 3, 4.—Comp.: “sermo Dei est penetrabilior omni gladio ancipiti,Vulg. Heb. 4, 12.—
III. = penetralis (late Lat.): ad regni penetrabilia, Laurent. Hom. 1.
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