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permeable

Line breaks: per|me¦able
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːmɪəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of permeable in English:

adjective

(Of a material or membrane) allowing liquids or gases to pass through it: a frog’s skin is permeable to water permeable sandy soils
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.
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Origin

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

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