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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
Fees should only be assessed based on how much stormwater runoff is produced, and there would be a way to credit property owners who take measures to reduce runoff, such as installing permeable pavement, green roofs or retention ponds.
Moreover, Freeburg and his design team may use permeable pavers to create the horseshoe driveway, Bernahl said.
On the flip side, part of the immune system's response to any viral infection, like a flu or cold, is to make the blood vessels more permeable, leading to an increase in all secretions containing white blood cells.
The design will preserve green space, prevent erosion and include rain permeable materials for parking areas and pathways.
Permeable pavers, an environmentally-friendly alternative to asphalt, help absorb storm water run-off and prevent flooding, officials said.
As a general rule, the most time-efficient and foolproof approach for a Trump-weary Republican is to simply walk through the Capitol as if protected by a selectively permeable bubble filtering out certain unwelcome words (e.g., ‘‘
Building a wall, military officials here assert, is the only way to control a border that has been permeable for far too long.
That’s good news for spine docs and robotics buffs alike—not only can the new adhesive help build devices like this octobot, but it can also be used to deliver drugs through soft, permeable patches that adhere to the skin.
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PERMEABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of permeable for English Language Learners
: allowing liquids or gases to pass through
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