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Examples of permeable in a Sentence
The cell has a permeable membrane.
a permeable fabric that allows your body heat to escape will be much more comfortable in the summertime
Recent Examples of permeable from the Web
As borders become increasingly permeable, novelists try to conjure the invisible filaments that connect people across continents.
If the gut is so permeable, as in leaky gut syndrome, this has been associated with whole body inflammation, increased risk for metabolic syndrome, glucose intolerance, obesity, dementia and diabetes.
Unlike other brands that sew more air-permeable fabric into high-heat areas like the underarms or back (creating seams that can split and leak), Picture simply loosened the knit in these areas, creating small holes so the waterproof membrane vents.
The installation of cisterns, dry wells and permeable pavement can also be covered through the grant.
City officials are employing everything from earthen dikes to water-permeable pavement to tame the rising waters.
Some pointers Kehoe gave to ecofriendly garden designers included using rain barrels for use in non-edible garden areas, permeable pavers that allow water to seep through and buying plants from local nurseries, not big box stores.
Another related ordinance calls for those fees to go into a fund that the city's Department of Public Works will use to build and maintain green infrastructure, such as rain gardens and permeable sidewalks.
One end of the capsule contains a gas-permeable membrane that allows for fast diffusion of gut gases.
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First Known Use of permeable
PERMEABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of permeable for English Language Learners
: allowing liquids or gases to pass through
PERMEABLE Defined for Kids
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