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Definition of 'penetrating'

See also: penetrate 

Adjective

  1. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
       Synonyms: acute discriminating incisive keen knifelike penetrative piercing sharp
  2. tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"
       Synonyms: penetrative


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