Definition of penetrable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnɪtrəbl/


1Allowing things to pass through; permeable: the outer membrane is penetrable
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  • Space itself became his motionless laboratory: flat, penetrable, yet forever the same.
  • The one penetrable point in his ironclad nature had not been reached yet.
  • The outer membrane, as in a cell, is penetrable, filled with light, transparent, and attracting public view.
2Possible to understand; understandable: the translation makes the original text penetrable
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  • This is a form of deep culture that is not necessarily penetrable solely by money, free fees or student loans.
  • The result can be criticism that is less penetrable than the work it addresses.
  • His screenplay is naturalistic, contemporary and penetrable, thus overcoming a presumed difficulty with the original language used in the text.



Pronunciation: /pɛnɪtrəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • While this contrast underlines the difference in social class, the point is one of vulnerability and penetrability.
  • A well-aggregated soil structure ensures appropriate soil tilth, soil - plant water relations, water infiltration rates, soil aeration, root penetrability and organic matter accumulation, which all contribute to soil quality.
  • It took my intense week of counselor training to infiltrate the secure stone wall of created consciousness that had prevented me from recognizing my own penetrability.

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