Definitions for penetrating

Definitions for (adj) penetrating

Main entry: penetrating, penetrative

Definition: tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing

Usage: a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface; a cold penetrating wind; a penetrating odor

Main entry: penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, keen, knifelike, sharp

Definition: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Usage: 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

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