[ pur-mee-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈpɜr mi ə bəl /
capable of being permeated.
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Origin of permeable
Related formsper·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 non-permeable
/ (ˈpɜːmɪəbəl) /
capable of being permeated, esp by liquids
Derived Formspermeableness, nounpermeably, adverb
Word Origin for permeable
C15: from Late Latin permeābilis, from Latin permeāre to pervade; see permeate
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Word Origin and History for non-permeable
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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Medicine definitions for non-permeable
[ pûr′mē-ə-bəl ]
That can be permeated or penetrated, especially by liquids or gases.
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Science definitions for non-permeable
[ pûr′mē-ə-bəl ]
Capable of being passed through or permeated, especially by liquids or gases.
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