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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
For example, the organoids grew taller fingerlike projections, known as villi, on their surfaces (above), and thicker, less permeable layers of tissue.
The cells are soaked in a solution to make their outer membranes permeable and then exposed to a solution of asparaginase.
In sensitive or damaged skin, that mortar is weak or missing in some spots, making the barrier more permeable and the skin underneath more vulnerable.
Ever since, his prison experiment has been cultural shorthand for proof of the permeable line between good and evil, that in depersonalized circumstances moral authority can crumble, turning anyone temporarily into a tyrant.
Alternatively, the bubbles vanish because the bubble surface is permeable, and joint-fluid vapor condenses into the surrounding fluid, allowing the bubble to continuously shrink.
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.
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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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