Penetrating

Definition of Penetrating

Pen´e`tra`ting
a.1.Having the power of entering, piercing, or pervading; sharp; subtile; penetrative; as, a penetrating odor.
2.Acute; discerning; sagacious; quick to discover; as, a penetrating mind.

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