Penetrative

Pen"e*tra*tive

(?), a. [Cf. F. pntratif.] 1. Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun.
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His look became keen and penetrative.
Hawthorne.
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2. Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame. Shak.
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3. Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom. "The penetrative eye." Wordsworth.
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Led on by skill of penetrative soul.
Grainger.
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