penetrative

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adjective pen·e·tra·tive \ˈpe-nə-ˌtrā-tiv\

Definition of penetrative

  1. 1 :  tending to penetrate :  piercing

  2. 2 :  acute <penetrative observations>

  3. 3 :  impressive <a penetrative speaker>

15th Century

First Known Use of penetrative

15th century


PENETRATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

penetrative

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adjective pen·e·tra·tive \ˈpe-nə-ˌtrā-tiv\

Definition of penetrative for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe sexual activity in which a man puts his penis into another person's vagina or anus

  • : able to enter or go through something

  • : having or showing an ability to understand things clearly and fully


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