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Adjective
Capable of penetrating, or in the process of penetrating something
“He examined the potato sack through which the penetrating sword had been guided.”
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Having a sharp or pointed edge
“They were forced to feel the might of his heavy hand and also the edge of his penetrating sword.”
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(of sound or voice) Loud, deep, or able to be clearly heard
“Jesse recognized it right away as the deep, penetrating voice of his long-since-dead grandfather, Edward.”
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Having or showing clear insight
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“His penetrating insights into aspects of health policy during the 1950s and 1960s are unsurpassed.”
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Thoroughly scrutinizing or inquisitive
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“Our customers do not ask the right questions. Rarely am I asked penetrating questions about our finances.”
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Characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
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“He applied the powers of his keen and penetrating wit in the composition of a few satirical articles.”
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Deeply felt by one's senses, especially if unpleasant
“It emits a smoke of a penetrating smell, which excites tears and coughing.”
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Uncomfortably or unpleasantly cold
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“A raw, penetrating wind was blowing in off the plain.”
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Perceptive in a probing or searching way
“He was fairly short, a trifle rotund, with dark penetrating eyes that had a way of roving mercurially over objects under surveillance.”
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Severe or intense, especially in a painful or unpleasant way
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Making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise
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Funny and clever
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(of sound heard) Pronounced in volume or depth
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Coming or moving closer, inward, or towards a given destination
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Widespread or common
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(of knowledge) Characterized by an attention to detail or thoroughness
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Inclined to find fault too readily
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Quick to notice or perceive things
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(of an object or person) Evoking admiration through a physical presence
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Having or exhibiting clairvoyance
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Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
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To be making a hole
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Present participle for to physically pierce or probe into
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“Some of the crystals rained down hard enough to penetrate his shield, forcing their way through its outer shell.”
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Present participle for to understand, or try to understand, something
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“Many dismissed him as a crank and made little effort to penetrate his prose or make sense of his ideas.”
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Present participle for to be fully understood or realized by someone
“Mel pondered on his advice, letting the words slowly penetrate.”
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Present participle for to gain access to something, especially forcefully or unlawfully
“As recently as two weeks ago, we suspected that hackers were once again trying to penetrate our systems.”
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Present participle for to diffuse or permeate through
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“The video illustrates how sunrays penetrate through the surface of the water.”
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Present participle for to confront through the use of military force
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Present participle for to examine something with great care
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Present participle for to insert or introduce in a stealthy way
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Present participle for to inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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Present participle for to discover something (after searching)
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(of troops) Present participle for to suddenly attack and capture (a building or other place) by means of force
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Bursting through
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Present participle for to remove contaminants or impurities from
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Present participle for to percolate through an opening or surface
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Present participle for to enter someone's land or property without permission
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