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- n. The quality or state of being penetrant; penetrance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property of being penetrant; the power of entering or piercing; penetrating power; acuteness; sharpness.
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And this, the boiling of Horn will make more probable; for we shall find by that action, that the water will insinuate it self to a pretty depth within the surface of it, especially if this penetrancy of the water be much helped by the Salts that are usually mix'd with the Dying liquors.