[ sem-ee-pur-mee-uh-buhl, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈpɜr mi ə bəl, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
permeable only to certain small molecules: a semipermeable membrane.
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OTHER WORDS FROM semipermeablesem·i·per·me·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for semipermeable
Water has to be pushed through a semipermeable membrane that blocks the salt and other impurities from going through.Sun+Water= High Tech Caribbean Luxury At The Cusinart Resort|The Daily Beast|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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British Dictionary definitions for semipermeable
/ (ˌsɛmɪˈpɜːmɪəbəl) /
(esp of a cell membrane) selectively permeable
Derived forms of semipermeablesemipermeability, noun
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Medical definitions for semipermeable
[ sĕm′ē-pûr′mē-ə-bəl, sĕm′ī- ]
Allowing passage of certain, especially small, molecules or ions but acting as a barrier to others. Used of biological and synthetic membranes.
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