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Penetrative

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penetrative

1. Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun. His look became keen and penetrative. (Hawthorne)

2. Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame.

3. Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom. The penetrative eye. Led on by skill of penetrative soul. (Grainger)

Origin: Cf. F. Penetratif.