Penetrant



[pen-i-truh nt] /ˈpɛn ɪ trənt/

noun
1.
a person or thing that penetrates.
2.
a compound that penetrates the skin, as a lotion or cream.
3.
a substance that lowers the surface tension of water; wetting agent.
4.
Zoology. a large nematocyst discharging a barbed thread that penetrates the body of the prey and injects a toxic fluid.
adjective
5.
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/ˈpɛnɪtrənt/
adjective
1.
sharp; penetrating
noun
2.
(chem) a substance that lowers the surface tension of a liquid and thus causes it to penetrate or be absorbed more easily
3.
a person or thing that penetrates

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