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permeable

adjective uk   /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.
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Translations of “permeable”
in Chinese (Traditional) 可滲透的, 可滲入的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可渗透的, 可渗入的…
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