permeable [ pur-mee- uh-b uh l] Word Origin See more synonyms for permeable on Thesaurus.com Origin of permeable 1400–50; late Middle English
Late Latin permeābilis,
-bilis -ble Related forms per·me·a·ble·ness, noun per·me·a·bly, adverb non·per·me·a·ble, adjective un·per·me·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-permeable 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 (pûr ′mē-ə-bəl) That can be permeated or penetrated, especially by liquids or gases.
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Capable of being passed through or permeated, especially by liquids or gases.
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