Definitions for permeableˈpɜr mi ə bəl

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  1. permeable(adj)

    allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through

    "permeable membranes"; "rock that is permeable by water"

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  1. permeable(Adjective)

    Of or relating to substance, substrate, membrane or material that absorbs or allows the passage of fluids.

    Rainwater sinks through permeable rock to form an underground reservoir.

  2. Origin: From permeabilis.

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  1. Permeable(adj)

    capable of being permeated, or passed through; yielding passage; passable; penetrable; -- used especially of substances which allow the passage of fluids; as, wood is permeable to oil; glass is permeable to light

  2. Origin: [L. permeabilis: cf. F. permable. See Permeate.]

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