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penetrable

[pen-i-truh-buh l] /ˈpɛn ɪ trə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being penetrated.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin penetrābilis, equivalent to penetrā(re) to penetrate + -bilis -ble
Related forms
penetrability, penetrableness, noun
penetrably, adverb
nonpenetrability, noun
nonpenetrable, adjective
nonpenetrably, adverb
self-penetrability, noun
transpenetrable, adjective
unpenetrable, adjective
unpenetrably, adverb
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Examples for penetrable
  • It is generally penetrable only through cuts or tiny abrasions.
  • The interior hull is an open cavity penetrable only from below.
  • The more penetrable the screen is, the shorter the distance to the point of maximum wind velocity and the lower the protection.
  • Occlusion not penetrable by the infusion guide wire.
  • Residential buildings are typically constructed of wood and other materials easily penetrable by radio waves.
  • Larger armor panels may be slightly more penetrable.

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