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PERMEABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does permeable mean? 

PERMEABLE (adjective)
  The adjective PERMEABLE has 1 sense:

1. allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through

  Familiarity information: PERMEABLE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERMEABLE (adjective)


Sense 1permeable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through

Context examples:

permeable membranes / rock that is permeable by water

Similar:

porous (able to absorb fluids)

semipermeable ((of a membrane) selectively permeable)

Also:

leaky (permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases)

pervious (admitting of passage or entrance)

Antonym:

impermeable (preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through)


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