[pur-mee-uh-buh l] /ˈpɜr mi ə bəl/

capable of being .
capable of being permeated, esp by liquids

early 15c., from Late Latin permeabilis “that can be passed through, passable,” from Latin permeare “to pass through, go over,” from per- “through” (see per) + meare “to pass,” from PIE root *mei- “to change” (see mutable). Related: Permeably.

permeable per·me·a·ble (pûr’mē-ə-bəl)
That can be permeated or penetrated, especially by liquids or gases.
Capable of being passed through or permeated, especially by liquids or gases.


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