penetrating

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
penetrate

Third-person singular
penetrates

Past tense
penetrated

Past participle
penetrated

Present participle
penetrating

  1. The present participle of penetrate.

Adjective[change]

Positive
penetrating

Comparative
more penetrating

Superlative
most penetrating

  1. Very sharp, able to penetrate.
    The skunk produces a penetrating odor.
    Sarah has such a penetrating gaze that it makes me uncomfortable.