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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
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.
Permeable pavers for patios and driveways can help, too. 2.
The egg shell is permeable and air can pass into the egg.
A Li-ion battery contains volatile chemicals separated by a permeable membrane, explains K.M. Abraham, a professor at Northeastern University and a pioneer in Li-ion battery design.
If there's still standing water after 24 hours, the soil isn't permeable enough.
Surma suggested that long-term costs would be less by using permeable pavers for all school parking lots in the district, as replacements are needed, but board president Burns had a different take.
City officials are employing everything from earthen dikes to water-permeable pavement to tame the rising waters.
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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
Definition of permeable for Students
: having pores or openings that let liquids or gases pass through
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