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Capable of being permeated or penetrated, especially by liquids or gases: permeable membranes; rock that is permeable by water.
capable of being permeated, esp by liquids
[C15: from Late Latin permeābilis, from Latin permeāre to pervade; see permeate]
per•me•a•ble(ˈpɜr mi ə bəl)
capable of being permeated.
Capable of being passed through or permeated, especially by liquids or gases: a permeable membrane.
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|Adj.||1.||permeable - allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through; "permeable membranes"; "rock that is permeable by water"|
leaky - permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases ; "a leaky roof"; "a leaky defense system"
pervious - admitting of passage or entrance; "pervious soil"; "a metal pervious to heat"
impermeable - preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through; "impermeable stone"; "an impermeable layer of scum"; "a coat impermeable to rain"