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English definition of “permeable”


adjective     /ˈpɜː.mi.ə.bl̩/ US  /ˈpɝː-/ formal
If a substance is permeable, it allows liquids or gases to go through it: Certain types of sandstone are permeable to water . The solvent passes through the permeable membrane to the solution . Soft and gas-permeable contact lenses are kinder to the eyes than hard lenses . → Opposite impermeableThe state of matter
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