[ pur-mee-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈpɜr mi ə bəl /
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capable of being permeated.
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Origin of permeable
OTHER WORDS FROM permeableper·me·a·ble·ness, nounper·me·a·bly, adverbnon·per·me·a·ble, adjectiveun·per·me·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for permeable
/ (ˈpɜːmɪəbəl) /
capable of being permeated, esp by liquids
Derived forms of permeablepermeableness, nounpermeably, adverb
Word Origin for permeable
C15: from Late Latin permeābilis, from Latin permeāre to pervade; see permeate
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Scientific definitions for permeable
[ pûr′mē-ə-bəl ]
Capable of being passed through or permeated, especially by liquids or gases.
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