penetrating wound pen·e·trat·ing wound (pěn’ĭ-trā’tĭng)
A wound accompanied by disruption of the body surface that extends into the underlying tissue or into a body cavity.
[pen-i-trey-shuh n] /ˌpɛn ɪˈtreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or power of . 2. mental acuteness, discernment, or insight: a scholar of rare penetration. 3. the obtaining of a share of a market for some commodity or service. 4. the extension, usually peaceful, of the influence of one nation or culture into the affairs of […]
noun, Military. 1. a device or tactic, as the use of chaff or decoys or the maintaining of a low flight level, that helps an aircraft or missile to enter hostile air space.
[pen-i-trey-tiv] /ˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. tending to ; piercing. 2. acute; keen.
[pen-i-treyt] /ˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪt/ verb (used with object), penetrated, penetrating. 1. to pierce or pass into or through: The bullet penetrated the wall. The fog lights penetrated the mist. 2. to enter the interior of: to penetrate a forest. 3. to enter and diffuse itself through; permeate. 4. to arrive at the truth or meaning of; […]