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Penetrative Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    penetrative adj
  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" [syn: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, 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" [syn: penetrating]
Penetrative Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Penetrative \Pen"e*tra*tive\, a. [Cf. F. p['e]n['e]tratif.]
  1. Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun. His look became keen and penetrative. --Hawthorne.
  2. Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame. --Shak.
  3. Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom. ``The penetrative eye.'' --Wordsworth. Led on by skill of penetrative soul. --Grainger.
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