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Capable of being penetrated: penetrable defenses; a penetrable wall.

pen′e·tra·bil′i·ty n.
pen′e·tra·bly adv.
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Noun1.penetrability - the quality of being penetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
impenetrability, imperviousness - the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
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Besides, the fast movement of molecules provided by this combined method increases the solvent penetrability and promotes a greater dissolution speed of plant elements in short time [11].
Consequently, the theory granting sound penetrability to those objects has its own probability.
Cinnamon oil appears to have increased the insecticidal activity of rotenone by increasing the penetrability of the midgut cells and causing increased retention of rotenone in the hemolymph, ventral nerve cord, and brain.
Perceptual Experience and Cognitive Penetrability, SOMOGY VARGA
Stapled peptides are chemically stabilized alpha-helical peptides that are modified to improve their stability and cell penetrability while maintaining high affinity for large protein surfaces.
But when the speaker confronts the reality of death, announced in an uncharacteristically stark line ("Eugene died"), the body's penetrability becomes consequential: "I pricked the fingers / of many strangers, / took a head count of their blood.
For a given w/cm, increasing CM content resulted in similar compressive strengths, but increased chloride penetrability, increased initial sorptivity and greater length change due to drying shrinkage.
It has been found that, transvaginal sonography is more effective in displaying far-field images because of its low frequency and good penetrability of probe, 18 while transabdominal sonography has more advantages in diagnosing ectopic gestation with highly distributed, ruptured or large masses.
For Budji + Royal, permeable material is sheer, lightweight and intelligible with a level of penetrability to the elements that can be managed to a sustainable advantage.
As he explains, "Homosexuals must be effeminate men who obtrusively and intrusively desire masculine men in order to be perceived by Rashid and his friends as homosexuals" (73), determining that for the Arab world, "Homosexuality is nothing but a synonym for penetrability and therefore femininity, while masculinity is in turn merely a synonym for the ability to penetrate--and heterosexuality" (74).
Most species segregate themselves in the intertidal habitat according to preferences for sediment penetrability and water depth, as birds prefer to feed in shallow water or wet substrates (Lane, 1987).