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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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3]/t) is mined first, the phenomena of floor heave and floor deformation occur in the goaf, which will move the rock stratum, develop fractures and increase the penetrability in the underlying stratum [64].
IP-mmune utilizes a multi-layered protection approach designed to ensure that DVTEL's video surveillance solutions are sealing IT corporate grids from cyber penetrability through IP video networks.
Deeper penetration of resin into the microstructure of the fir veneer can be limited by adding extender to the resin, thereby increasing the concentration and the viscosity of resin and decreasing the penetrability of the wood substrate.
said, "Vitamin C has proven efficacies in brightening and anti-aging but most derivatives in the market have limited penetrability in skin due to the hydrophilic nature of vitamin C.
Because MR is harmless to human body and its penetrability into human body is much higher than that of conventional radiation therapy.
Reducing ginger, which is sometimes used in meat as a tenderizer and extender, to micro-sized powders, was found to improve its penetrability, while also making it more soluble and dispersible than native ginger (Zhao et al.
Gamma's penetrability is specially appealing to artificial joint makers, who constantly are striving to build longer-lasting products.
In the case of Betty, her ability to gradually lose weight and restyle herself "operates as a clear symbol of successful upward aspiration, of the penetrability of class boundaries to those who have 'the right stuff" (Bordo, 2003, p.
Turkey badly needs international support in terms of border protection, and Europe has to realize that, despite its length and penetrability, Turkey's southern border is the best place to pile up measures for the security of the continent.
Reducing the penetrability of its frontiers with Syria, parts of which have been practically nonexistent for many decades, may well be the most achievable short-term way of helping the Lebanese Army and helping it prevent repeats of Arsal-style clashes.
Kallikrein interference as an enzyme of kinin system which has a close relation with renin angiotensin system could increase glomerular membrane penetrability [5,17].
Dynamic non-linear skin friction of piles, in International Symposium on Penetrability and Driveability of Piles, 1985, San Francisco, USA, 1: 173-176.