HyperDic: penetrative

English > 2 senses of the word penetrative:
ADJECTIVEallpenetrative, acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, piercing, sharphaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
allpenetrative, penetratingtending to penetrate
English > penetrative: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.
Example "frequent penetrative observations"
Synonymsacute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, piercing, sharp
BroaderperceptiveHaving the ability to perceive or understand
Spanishafilado, agudo, fino, incisivo, mordaz, penetrante, punzante
Catalanafilat, agut, fi, incisiu, penetrant
Adverbspenetrativelywith ability to see into deeply
Verbspenetratecome to understand
English > penetrative: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing.
Example"a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"
Synonympenetrating
BroadersharpHaving or made by a thin edge or sharp point
Verbspenetratespread or diffuse through

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict