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adjective penetrating pronunciation in American English /ˈpenəˌtreɪtɪŋ/

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  1. 1
    a penetrating look makes you feel that the person knows what you are thinking

    His penetrating stare made her feel uncomfortable.

  2. 3
    affecting you by passing through layers that would normally protect you

    a penetrating wind

    penetrating cold that chilled him to the bone

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