Definition of penetrating adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    penetrating

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈpenətreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpenətreɪtɪŋ//
     
    Face
     
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  1. 1(of somebody’s eyes or the way they look at you) making you feel uncomfortable because the person seems to know what you are thinking penetrating blue eyes a penetrating gaze/look/stare See related entries: Face
  2. 2(of a sound or voice) loud and hard synonym piercing Her voice was shrill and penetrating.
  3. 3showing that you have understood something quickly and completely a penetrating comment/criticism/question
  4. 4spreading deeply or widely a penetrating smell the penetrating cold/damp the deeply penetrating rays which damage and age your skin
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