Definition of permeable in English:

permeable

Syllabification: per·me·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈpərmēəbəl
 
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adjective

  • (Of a material or membrane) allowing liquids or gases to pass through it: a frog’s skin is permeable to water
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    • The dialysis membrane is permeable to all the plasma constituents, with the exception of plasma proteins.
    • A semi-permeable membrane is otherwise known as a selectively permeable membrane.
    • A ‘carrier bed’ is a porous and permeable rock near the source rock through which petroleum flows from source to trap.
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Origin

late Middle English: from Latin permeabilis, from permeare 'pass through' (see permeate).

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