- capable of being penetrated.
Origin of penetrable
Examples from the Web for penetrable
Historical Examples of penetrable
Callum, flint to other considerations, was penetrable to superstition.Waverley
Sir Walter Scott
Actually, he had placed his soldiers in a most penetrable trap.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia
Dorothy M. Torpey
The one penetrable point in his ironclad nature had not been reached yet.Heart and Science
If it is nothing, nothing can have no quality; yet you tell me that it is penetrable and immense.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The lady had seen much of foreign life—had travelled in every penetrable country, and her wealth seemed as great as her beauty.Fashion and Famine
Ann S. Stephens
early 15c., "penetrating," from Latin penetrabilis "penetrable, vulnerable," from penetrare (see penetrate). Meaning "capable of being penetrated" is attested from 1530s; figurative use by 1590s. Related: Penetrability.