penetrating

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acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality acoustic projection , projection , sound projection
quick and penetrating intelligence acuity , acuteness , keenness , sharpness
drill for penetrating rock bore bit , borer , rock drill , stone drill
highly penetrating ionizing radiation of extraterrestrial origin; consisting chiefly of protons and alpha particles; collision with atmospheric particles results in rays and particles of many kinds cosmic ray
act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge cut , cutting
liquid aldehyde with a penetrating odor; made from plant hulls and corn cobs; used in making furan and as a solvent furfural , furfuraldehyde
blunt or penetrating trauma or rape (vaginal or anal) genital torture
action of penetrating between or among interpenetration
trespassing or penetrating hostilely invasion
yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odor; sometimes used as an antiseptic dressing iodoform , triiodomethane
woodwind instrument with a thin double reed, having a penetrating tone oboe
style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect point
intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc profoundness , profundity
heterocyclic organic compound with a penetrating odor pyrimidine
branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X-rays or other penetrating radiation radiology
(radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation radiology , radioscopy
measuring instrument that measures the hardness of materials by penetrating them with a stylus that has a diamond point sclerometer
penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives self-analysis , soul-searching
not deep or penetrating superficial
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