Permeable meaning

pûr'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.

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Of or relating to substance, substrate, membrane or material that absorbs or allows the passage of fluids.

Rainwater sinks through permeable rock to form an underground reservoir.

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Capable of being passed through or permeated, especially by liquids or gases.
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That can be permeated; open to passage or penetration, esp. by fluids.
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Capable of being permeated or penetrated, especially by liquids or gases.

Permeable membranes; rock that is permeable by water.

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Origin of permeable

  • From Middle French perméable, from Latin permeabilis.
    From Wiktionary