penetrable

adjective
pen·​e·​tra·​ble | \ ˈpe-nə-trə-bəl How to pronounce penetrable (audio) \

Definition of penetrable

: capable of being penetrated

Other Words from penetrable

penetrability \ ˌpe-​nə-​trə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce penetrable (audio) \ noun

Examples of penetrable in a Sentence

unfortunately, our netting proved to be a rather penetrable barrier that allowed in our cabin a steady stream of mosquitoes
Recent Examples on the Web But the Taliban have proven how penetrable Kabul is to them in the past week, by assassinating government spokesmen, a local official and even prison prosecutors. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 But the Taliban have proven how penetrable Kabul is to them in the past week, by assassinating government spokesmen, a local official and even prison prosecutors. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 But the Taliban have proven how penetrable Kabul is to them in the past week, by assassinating government spokesmen, a local official and even prison prosecutors. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 But the Taliban have proven how penetrable Kabul is to them in the past week, by assassinating government spokesmen, a local official and even prison prosecutors. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 But the Taliban have proven how penetrable Kabul is to them in the past week, by assassinating government spokesmen, a local official and even prison prosecutors. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 But the Taliban have proven how penetrable Kabul is to them in the past week, by assassinating government spokesmen, a local official and even prison prosecutors. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 But the Taliban have proven how penetrable Kabul is to them in the past week, by assassinating government spokesmen, a local official and even prison prosecutors. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 But the Taliban have proven how penetrable Kabul is to them in the past week, by assassinating government spokesmen, a local official and even prison prosecutors. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'penetrable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of penetrable

1538, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About penetrable

Time Traveler for penetrable

Time Traveler

The first known use of penetrable was in 1538

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near penetrable

peneseismic

penetrable

penetrale

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for penetrable

Cite this Entry

“Penetrable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penetrable. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for penetrable

penetrable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of penetrable

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!