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permeable Syllabification: per·me·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈpərmēəb(ə)l/

Definition of permeable in English:


(Of a material or membrane) allowing liquids or gases to pass through it: a frog’s skin is permeable to water
More example sentences
  • 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.


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

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