Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Penetrating; piercing.
  • noun Something that penetrates or is capable of penetrating.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the power to penetrate or pierce; making way inward; subtle; penetrating: literally or figuratively.
  • noun An acute and penetrating person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having power to enter or pierce; penetrating; sharp; subtile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That penetrates
  • adjective piercing
  • noun Something that penetrates, especially such a liquid

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Examples

  • Whole-brain radiation treatment—highly penetrant X-rays dosed directly through her skull—would also be used prophylactically against leukemia growth in her brain.

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  • Whole-brain radiation treatment—highly penetrant X-rays dosed directly through her skull—would also be used prophylactically against leukemia growth in her brain.

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  • Whole-brain radiation treatment—highly penetrant X-rays dosed directly through her skull—would also be used prophylactically against leukemia growth in her brain.

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  • “Reconstruit les cheveux abimes en penetrant dans la tige capillaire, optimisant ainsi la cohesion et la revitalization.”

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  • Is it poor maintenance or airliners can't be taken out of service for a proper inspection, including non destructive such as dye penetrant and x-ray?

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  • But the severity of even a fully penetrant condition like Huntington's disease seems to depend on not just genetic factors like the number of DNA repeats in the mutation but epigenetic factors like the sex of the parent who transmitted the mutation (Ridley et al. 1991).

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  • Ut gutta lapidem, sic paulatim hae penetrant animum.

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  • The marinade was super-penetrant, infusing the lamb in its entirety with a depth of flavor I appreciated very much.

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  • The marinade was super-penetrant, infusing the lamb in its entirety with a depth of flavor I appreciated very much.

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  • Gladios et etiam lanceas cum vnco, qui valeant ad trahendum eos de sellis: quia de eis facillime cadunt; ac cultellos ac loricas duplicatas; quia illos eorum sagitt� non penetrant; et galeam et arma alia ad protegendum corpus et equum ab armis et sagittis eorum.

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