penetrant

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See also: pénétrant

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

penetrant (comparative more penetrant, superlative most penetrant)

  1. That penetrates; piercing.
    • 1952, Vincent Sheean, Rage of the Soul (page 82)
      Young Bob's oddly penetrant voice was raised, to his father's uneasiness, in opposition to Grayson, and thus providentially deflected the ordeal from Charles.

Noun[edit]

penetrant (plural penetrants)

  1. Something, especially a liquid, that penetrates.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

penetrant

  1. present participle of penetrar

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely borrowed from French pénétrant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpeː.nəˈtrɑnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pe‧ne‧trant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

Adjective[edit]

penetrant (comparative penetranter, superlative penetrantst)

  1. (of smells) pungent, penetrating

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of penetrant
uninflected penetrant
inflected penetrante
comparative penetranter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial penetrant penetranter het penetrantst
het penetrantste
indefinite m./f. sing. penetrante penetrantere penetrantste
n. sing. penetrant penetranter penetrantste
plural penetrante penetrantere penetrantste
definite penetrante penetrantere penetrantste
partitive penetrants penetranters

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French pénétrant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [peneˈtʁant]
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ant
  • Hyphenation: pe‧ne‧trant

Adjective[edit]

penetrant (strong nominative masculine singular penetranter, comparative penetranter, superlative am penetrantesten)

  1. (of a sound, voice, etc.) piercing
  2. (of a smell, etc.) penetrating
  3. pushy, obtrusive

Declension[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • penetrant” in Duden online
  • penetrant” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

penetrant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of penetrō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pénétrant.

Adjective[edit]

penetrant m or n (feminine singular penetrantă, masculine plural penetranți, feminine and neuter plural penetrante)

  1. penetrating

Declension[edit]