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1. Tending to penetrate; penetrant.
2. Displaying keen insight; acute.


(ˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪ tɪv)

1. tending to penetrate; piercing.
2. acute; keen.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin penetrātīvus. See penetrate, -ive]
pen′e•tra`tive•ly, adv.
pen′e•tra`tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.penetrative - having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctionspenetrative - having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
perceptive - having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"
2.penetrative - tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"
sharp - having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"


A. ADJpenetrante
B. CPD penetrative sex Nrelaciones fpl sexuales con penetración


penetrative sexpenetrativer Sex
References in classic literature ?
Very soon, however, his look became keen and penetrative.
Her penetrative virginity exalted and disguised his own emotions, elevating his thoughts to a star-cool chastity, and he would have been startled to learn that there was that shining out of his eyes, like warm waves, that flowed through her and kindled a kindred warmth.
If, then, the penetrative power of telescopes has not been further increased, it is because that power detracts from their light; and the moon, which is but a reflecting mirror, does not give back sufficient light to enable us to perceive objects of lesser magnitude.
Even after using condoms you are still exposed to several types of STIs including genital warts and herpes, often through skin-to-skin contact, oral sex and sex toys as well as penetrative sex.
We are pleased to offer them the finest and most penetrative research and corporate access available in the Middle East and Africa through this new partnership with Arqaam, Mark Decker, founder and CEO of Decker & Co, stated.
They can involve penetrative sexual activity or sexual activity with an animal or sadism.
Don't make penetrative sex the goal at first - focus on other things that turn you on and enjoy rebuilding that physical connection.
The boy, faces three specimen charges of penetrative sexual assault involving oral sex, inciting her to engage in sexual activity and sexual touching.
Additionally, 17 of 20 women (85%) who were abstaining from intercourse because of the discomfort had resumed penetrative intimacy, said Dr.
The panel arrays were mounted on Big Foot non- penetrative frames with integral ballast for flat-roof installation, with framemounted inverters.
Sex therapist and relationship counselor, Matty Silver, explained that as only one in five women can have an organism through penetrative sex, so they fake it.