Examples of penetrating in a Sentence
She is one of our most penetrating and provocative critical thinkers.
an author famous for her penetrating social commentary
a penetrating account of what really happened during the crisis
flowers that give off a penetrating perfume
Recent Examples of penetrating from the Web
The gaze is unsparing and penetrating, clear-eyed, clinical—a word used often in association with Chekhov.
A little penetrating oil drizzled on the bolts the day before will help.
To drink a great wine, made from grapes that shimmered those dewy mornings in ’64 is, for me, a penetrating thing.
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First Known Use of penetrating
PENETRATING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of penetrating for English Language Learners
: able to understand something clearly and fully
: helping people to understand something clearly and fully
: spreading out deeply or widely
Medical Definition of penetrating
: having the power of entering, piercing, or pervading treat hemorrhage from both penetrating injury and blunt trauma—Journal of the American Medical Association
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