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permeable

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adjective per·me·able \ˈpər-mē-ə-bəl\

Simple Definition of permeable

  • : allowing liquids or gases to pass through

Full Definition of permeable

  1. :  capable of being permeated :  penetrable; especially :  having pores or openings that permit liquids or gases to pass through <a permeable membrane> <permeable limestone>

Examples of permeable

  1. The cell has a permeable membrane.

  2. <a permeable fabric that allows your body heat to escape will be much more comfortable in the summertime>



15th Century

First Known Use of permeable

15th century


PERMEABLE Defined for Kids

permeable

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adjective per·me·able \ˈpər-mē-ə-bəl\

Definition of permeable

  1. :  having pores or openings that let liquids or gases pass through




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permeable

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adjective per·me·able \ˈpər-mē-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of permeable

  1. :  capable of being permeated; especially :  having pores or openings that permit liquids or gases to pass through <a permeable membrane>





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