Non-penetrating



[pen-i-trey-ting] /ˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪ tɪŋ/

adjective
1.
able or tending to ; piercing; sharp:
a penetrating shriek; a penetrating glance.
2.
acute; discerning:
a penetrating observation.
3.
Surgery. noting a wound that pierces the skin, especially a deep wound entering an organ or body cavity.
/ˈpɛnɪˌtreɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to or able to penetrate: a penetrating mind, a penetrating voice
adj.

“touching the feelings intensely,” 1630s, figurative present participle adjective from penetrate (v.).

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