Definitions of penetrating

  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Having the power of entering, piercing, or pervading; sharp; subtile; penetrative; as, a penetrating odor. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Acute; discerning; sagacious; quick to discover; as, a penetrating mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Piercing: sharp; discerning or knowing. Also, penetrative. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Piercing; passing through surface. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. Piercing or entering: sharp: subtle: acute: discerning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Sharp; subtile; acute; discerning. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. of Penetrate Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Sharp; piercing; quick to understand; acute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. A wound is so called which penetrates one of the great splanchnic cavities -Vulnus penetrons. A medicine is, also, so called, which is supposed to pass through the pores, and stimulate. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  12. Piercing; entering deeply. American pocket medical dictionary.