Permeable

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Definition

adjective

Capable of being permeated or passed through, used especially of substances where fluids can penetrate or pass through.


Supplement

For example, wood is permeable to oil.


Word origin: LL permeābilis, equiv. to permeā(re) to permeate
Related forms: permeability (noun).

Compare: impermeable