What does penetrating mean?

Definitions for penetrating
ˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪ tɪŋpen·e·trat·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word penetrating.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp(adj)

    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"

  2. penetrative, penetrating(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. penetrating(Adjective)

    able to pierce or penetrate

    The skunk produces a penetrating odor.

  2. penetrating(Adjective)

    demonstrating acute or keen understanding

    His novel shows a penetrating insight into the criminal mind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penetrating

    of Penetrate

  2. Penetrating(adj)

    having the power of entering, piercing, or pervading; sharp; subtile; penetrative; as, a penetrating odor

  3. Penetrating(adj)

    acute; discerning; sagacious; quick to discover; as, a penetrating mind

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. penetrating

    Having the power of entering or piercing another body.

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How to say penetrating in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of penetrating in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of penetrating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of penetrating in a Sentence

  1. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(c)(p) MY QUOTES ARE LIKE AN ENDLESS STREAM IN THE REALITY OF LIFE. THOSE WHO LEARN FROM WHAT I SHARE BECOME THE GROUND PENETRATING, MESMERIZING FORCES, SEEN BUT UNSEEN, TO WHICH NO TECHNOLOGY CAN DETECT. THE FORCES WHICH TRAVERSES THE BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER LEAVING NO VISIBLE MARK ON THE M.R.I IMAGES.

  2. Vladimir Putin:

    Penetrating to a point of requiring warning shots to turn away is normally the result of a deliberate decision to penetrate that airspace.

  3. Lee Da-Ren:

    By taking the form of manga, the story is so easy to read, and yet so penetrating.

  4. Sylvia Steiner:

    MLC soldiers by force knowingly and intentionally invaded the bodies of the victims by penetrating the victims' anuses, vaginas or other bodily openings with their penises.

  5. Kahlil Gibran:

    They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.

Images & Illustrations of penetrating

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