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penetrating

adjective

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causing intense discomfort to one's skin
  • an icy, penetrating rain that made you feel really miserable

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penetrating

verb
present participle of penetrate

Synonyms & Antonyms of penetrating (Entry 2 of 2)

to go or come in or into
  • a needle penetrated the heavy canvas only with great effort

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The first known use of penetrating was in 1580

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“Penetrating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/penetrating. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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