Origin of permeable
Examples from the Web for permeable
When the intestine is permeable and inflamed, infectious or toxic substances “leak” through the lining into the blood stream.Research Shows Link Between NSAID Use and Gut Disease|Valerie Vande Panne|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eakin did her best to make the division as permeable as possible.
At the same time, it would become a permeable border for Kashmiris, who could move back and forth easily.
The plant requires a well-drained soil (deep and permeable as possible), rich in lime and reasonably free from weeds.
Such shouldst thou still become, thyself all permeable to a holier power!The Philosophy of Natural Theology|William Jackson
This material is probably the most permeable throughout the whole scale of attainable flux densities.
The greater part of the superior lobe was permeable to air, and the interlobular tissue contained carbon, in small, hard granules.An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis|Archibald Makellar
The chain of green bogs is a consequence of the stratum of permeable sand.The Cruise of the Betsey|Hugh Miller
British Dictionary definitions for permeable
Word Origin for permeable
Word Origin and History for 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.