Penetrable Pen"e*tra*ble, a. [L. penetrabilus: cf. F. p['e]n['e]trable.] Capable of being penetrated, entered, or pierced. Used also figuratively. [1913 Webster]

And pierce his only penetrable part. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

I am not made of stones, But penetrable to your kind entreats. --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Pen"e*tra*ble*ness}, n. -- {Pen"e*tra*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • penetrableness — noun see penetrable * * * penˈetrableness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑penetrate …   Useful english dictionary

  • penetrable — penetrability, penetrableness, n. penetrably, adv. /pen i treuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being penetrated. [1375 1425; late ME < L penetrabilis, equiv. to penetra(re) to PENETRATE + bilis BLE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • im — im; im·age·less; im·ag·er; im·ag·ism; im·balance; im·base; im·bat; im·ba·uba; im·be; im·be·cile·ly; im·be·cil·ic; im·be·cil·i·ty; im·bibe; im·bib·er; im·bi·bi·tion; im·bi·bi·tion·al; im·bi·rus·sú; im·brex; im·bri·ca·tion; im·bro·glio; im·brue;… …   English syllables

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