Penetrativeness Pen"e*tra*tive*ness, n. The quality of being penetrative. [1913 Webster]

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  • penetrativeness — pen·e·tra·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • penetrativeness — noun see penetrative * * * penˈetrātiveness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑penetrate …   Useful english dictionary

  • penetrative — penetratively, adv. penetrativeness, penetrativity /pen i treuh tiv i tee/, n. /pen i tray tiv/, adj. 1. tending to penetrate; piercing. 2. acute; keen. [1375 1425; late ME < ML penetrativus. See PENETRATE, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • penetrative — /ˈpɛnətrətɪv/ (say penuhtruhtiv) adjective tending to penetrate; piercing; acute; keen. –penetratively, adverb –penetrativeness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • penetrometer —   n. instrument measuring the penetrability or firmness of a substance by driving a needle into it; instrument measuring the penetrativeness of X rays, etc …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • penetrativity — ˌpenə.trəˈtivəd.ē noun ( es) : the quality or state of being penetrative : penetrativeness …   Useful english dictionary

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