Definitions for permeableˈpɜr mi ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•me•a•bleˈpɜr mi ə bəl(adj.)

  1. capable of being permeated.

Origin of permeable:

1400–50; late ME < LL permeābilis=permeā(re) to permeate+-bilis -ble


Princeton's WordNet

  1. permeable(adj)

    allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through

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


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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


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