adjective \ˈpe-nə-trə-bəl\

: allowing someone or something to pass through or enter : able to be penetrated

Full Definition of PENETRABLE

:  capable of being penetrated
pen·e·tra·bil·i·ty \ˌpe-nə-trə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of PENETRABLE

  1. <unfortunately, our netting proved to be a rather penetrable barrier that allowed in our cabin a steady stream of mosquitoes>

First Known Use of PENETRABLE



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