Interpenetrating molding(Arch.), in late Gothic architecture, a decoration by means of moldings which seem to pass through solid uprights, transoms, or other members; often, two sets of architectural members penetrating one another, in appearance, as if both had been plastic when they were put together.

(In`ter*pen`e*tra"tion) n. The act of penetrating between or within other substances; mutual penetration. Milman.

(In`ter*pen"e*tra*tive) a. Penetrating among or between other substances; penetrating each the other; mutually penetrative.

(In`ter*pet"al*a*ry) a. [Pref. inter- + petal.] (Bot.) Between the petals of a flower.

(In`ter*pet"i*o*lar) a. (Bot.) Being between petioles. Cf. Intrapetiolar.

(In`ter*pha*lan"ge*al) a. (Anat.) Between phalanges; as, interphalangeal articulations.

(In`ter*pi*las"ter) n. (Arch.) The interval or space between two pilasters. Elmes.

(In`ter*place") v. t. To place between or among; as, to interplace a name. [R.] Daniel.

(In`ter*plan"et*a*ry) a. Between planets; as, interplanetary spaces. Boyle.

(In`ter*play`) n. Mutual action or influence; interaction; as, the interplay of affection.

(In`ter*plead") v. i. (Law) To plead against each other, or go to trial between themselves, as the claimants in an in an interpleader. See Interpleader. [Written also enterplead.]

(In`ter*plead"er) n.

1. One who interpleads.

2. (Law) A proceeding devised to enable a person, of whom the same debt, duty, or thing is claimed adversely by two or more parties, to compel them to litigate the right or title between themselves, and thereby to relieve himself from the suits which they might otherwise bring against him.

(In`ter*pledge") v. t. To pledge mutually. [R.]

(In`ter*point") v. t. To point; to mark with stops or pauses; to punctuate. [R.]

Her sighs should interpoint her words.

(In*ter"po*la*ble) a. That may be interpolated; suitable to be interpolated.

A most interpolable clause of one sentence.
De Morgan.

(In*ter"po*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interpolated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Interpolating.] [L. interpolatus, p. p. of interpolare to form anew, to interpolate, fr. interpolus, interpolis, falsified, vamped up, polished up; inter between + polire to polish. See Polish, v. t.]

Interpenetrate to Interrupt

(In`ter*pen"e*trate) v. t. To penetrate between or within; to penetrate mutually.

It interpenetrates my granite mass.

(In`ter*pen"e*trate), v. i. To penetrate each the other; to penetrate between bodies or their parts.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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