Definition of Penetrable

1. Adjective. Admitting of penetration or passage into or through. "Penetrable defenses"

Antonyms: Impenetrable
Derivative terms: Penetrability



2. Adjective. Capable of being penetrated. "Penetrable defenses"
Similar to: Vulnerable
Derivative terms: Penetrability

Definition of Penetrable

1. a. Capable of being penetrated, entered, or pierced. Used also figuratively.

Definition of Penetrable

1. Adjective. Capable of being penetrated, entered, or pierced. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Penetrable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penetrable

pene-exclave
penecontemporaneous
penecontemporaneously
penectomies
pened
penelope
peneplain
peneplains
peneplane
peneplanes
penetrabilities
penetrability
penetrable (current term)
penetrably
penetralia
penetralium
penetrameter
penetrameters
penetrance
penetrances
penetrant
penetrant trait
penetrants
penetrated
penetratees

Literary usage of Penetrable

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1. The Book of the Rifle by Thomas Francis Fremantle (1901)
"This is exactly the construction of the modern penetrable targets, ... The sine qua non of penetrable targets for continuous use is that each shot-hole ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... real personages into them under a more or less penetrable disguise. DS DOUGLAS. BEACONSFIELD, Africa, town of Cape Colony, in Griqualand West, ..."

3. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1843)
"Thus the first step which I took to extricate myself from my ignorance, while all matter gravitates towards a centre. Light appears to be penetrable, ..."

4. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"... that so they might be incorruptible ; nor yet could touch or be touched, but were penetrable, ae ia declared in those verses of Lucretius,8 Tenuis cnim ..."

5. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1838)
"... in the Indie ocean ? whether the least visible star in the eighth If the heavens then be penetrable, as these men deliver, and no lets, it were Л mis, ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"... but if by chance struck into a young tree, whose bark is more easily penetrable than in an old one, the tree iu- stantly withers, turns black, and dies. ..."

7. It is Never Too Late to Mend: A Matter-of-fact Romance by Charles Reade (1869)
"... smarted in his penetrable part, — the skin, — and it made him very spiteful. Away went his compunction, and at peep of day he shambled out very stiff, ..."

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