penetrating

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɛnətreɪtɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpɛnɪˌtreɪtɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(peni trā′ting)

From the verb penetrate: (⇒ conjugate)
penetrating is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."

penetrating
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Sense: Entering
Synonyms:
piercing , boring , going through, puncturing, sticking into, permeating, infiltrating, forcing, punching into, entering, driving into
Sense: Sharp
Synonyms:
pointed , edged, keen-edged, sharp , keen , razor-edged
Sense: Mentally keen
Synonyms:
astute, shrewd , sharp , intelligent , clever , quick-witted


penetrate
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: pierce
Synonyms:
pierce, enter , go through, pass through, perforate, puncture , drive into, stick into, sink into, stab , thrust , seep in, prick , run sb through, make a hole, go right through, force a way
Antonyms:
leave , withdraw , remove , extract , pull out, come out, exit , take out, go round, go over, burrow , climb , bounce off, rebound
Sense: Verb: permeate
Synonyms:
permeate, enter , infiltrate, seep , filter , soak through, pass through, get through, get in
Antonyms:
dry , dry out, cascade, dehydrate, evaporate, fade away
Sense: Verb: be understood
Synonyms:
be understood, get through, come across, sink in, be grasped, touch , affect

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