Pen"e*tra*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. p'en'etratif.]
Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun.
His look became keen and penetrative.
Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame.
Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom.
Led on by skill of penetrative soul.
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