permeable[pʉr′mē ə bəl]
- The definition of permeable is a material that allows liquids or gases to pass through.
A cloth that liquids can pass right through is an example of something that would be described as permeable.
Origin of permeableMiddle English ; from Classical Latin permeabilis
(comparative more permeable, superlative most permeable)
From Middle French permÃ©able, from Latin permeabilis.