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pen·e·tra·ble

 (pĕn′ĭ-trə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being penetrated: penetrable defenses; a penetrable wall.

pen′e·tra·bil′i·ty n.
pen′e·tra·bly adv.

pen•e•tra•ble

(ˈpɛn ɪ trə bəl)

adj.
capable of being penetrated.
[1375–1425; < Latin]
pen`e•tra•bil′i•ty, n.
pen′e•tra•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.penetrable - admitting of penetration or passage into or through; "a penetrable wall"; "penetrable defenses"
impenetrable - not admitting of penetration or passage into or through; "an impenetrable fortress"; "impenetrable rain forests"
2.penetrable - capable of being penetrated; "penetrable defenses"
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
Translations

penetrable

[ˈpenɪtrəbl] ADJpenetrable

penetrable

adjzu durchdringen; the barely penetrable jungleder fast undurchdringliche Dschungel

penetrable

[ˈpɛnɪtrəbl] adjpenetrabile
References in classic literature ?
The passage was dark, and, by contrast with the picture the window frame enclosed, the side of the room seemed im- penetrably dark.
The "naked sky" in the title should not mislead anyone to think that this mosaic is as penetrably clear as the cloudless skies of Egypt or the Arabian Peninsula.