penetrative

Definitions of penetrative
1

adj having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

“frequent penetrative observations”
Synonyms:
acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, piercing, sharp
perceptive
having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

adj tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing

“a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface”
Synonyms:
penetrating
sharp
having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

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