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English definition of “penetrative”

penetrative

adjective uk   /ˈpen.ɪ.trə.tɪv/ us    /-treɪ.t̬ɪv/

penetrative adjective (MOVEMENT INTO)

involving movement into or through something or someone: a penetrative thrust/attack penetrative sexCrossing and moving through

penetrative adjective (UNDERSTANDING)

showing understanding: a penetrative remarkIntelligencePerceptive
(Definition of penetrative from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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