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penetrable

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adjective pen·e·tra·ble \ˈpe-nə-trə-bəl\

Simple Definition of penetrable

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of penetrable

  1. :  capable of being penetrated

penetrability play \ˌpe-nə-trə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of penetrable in a sentence

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



1538

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1538


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