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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