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permeable

[pur-mee-uh-buh l] /ˈpɜr mi ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being permeated.
Origin of permeable
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin permeābilis, equivalent to permeā(re) to permeate + -bilis -ble
Related forms
permeableness, noun
permeably, adverb
nonpermeable, adjective
unpermeable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-permeable

permeable

/ˈpɜːmɪəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being permeated, esp by liquids
Derived Forms
permeableness, noun
permeably, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin permeābilis, from Latin permeāre to pervade; see permeate
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Word Origin and History for non-permeable

permeable

adj.

early 15c., from Late Latin permeabilis "that can be passed through, passable," from Latin permeare "to pass through, go over," from per- "through" (see per) + meare "to pass," from PIE root *mei- "to change" (see mutable). Related: Permeably.

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non-permeable in Medicine

permeable per·me·a·ble (pûr'mē-ə-bəl)
adj.
That can be permeated or penetrated, especially by liquids or gases.

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non-permeable in Science
permeable
  (pûr'mē-ə-bəl)   
Capable of being passed through or permeated, especially by liquids or gases.
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