Origin of permeableMiddle English from Classical Latin permeabilis
The permeable qualities of the cheese cloth allow the liquid to be squeezed from the homemade mozzarella.
A cloth that liquids can pass right through is an example of something that would be described as permeable.
(comparative more permeable, superlative most permeable)
From Middle French permÃ©able, from Latin permeabilis.
- The crust of the earth, so far as it is permeable and above the sea-level, receives from rainfall its supply of fresh water.
- On the upheaval of such rocks above the sea-level, fresh water from rainfall began to flow over their exposed surfaces, and, so far as the strata were permeable, to lie in their interstices upon the salt water.
- Jacquerod and Perrot have found that quartz-glass is freely permeable to helium below a red-heat (Comet.
- The conception of a semi-permeable membrane, permeable to the solvent only, was used by van't Hoff as a means of applying the principles of thermodynamics to the theory of solution.
- The conceptions of osmotic pressure and ideal semi-permeable membranes enable us to deduce other thermodynamic relations between the different properties of solutions.