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"permeable" in British English

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permeableadjective

uk   /ˈpɜː.mi.ə.bl̩/  us   /ˈpɝː-/ formal
If a ​substance is permeable, it ​allowsliquids or ​gases to go through it: Certain ​types of ​sandstone are permeable towater. The ​solventpasses through the permeable membrane to the ​solution. Soft and gas-permeable ​contactlenses are ​kinder to the ​eyes than hard ​lenses.
Opposite
(Definition of permeable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"permeable" in American English

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permeableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpɜr·mi·ə·bəl/
science allowingliquids or ​gases to go through
permeability
noun [U]  us   /ˌpɜr·mi·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/ science
(Definition of permeable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “permeable”
in Chinese (Simplified) 可渗透的, 可渗入的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可滲透的, 可滲入的…
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