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permeable

 [per´me-ah-b'l]
not impassable; pervious; permitting passage of a substance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

per·me·a·ble

(per'mē-ă-bĕl),
Permitting the passage of substances (for example, liquids, gases, heat), as through a membrane or other structure.
Synonym(s): pervious
[L. permeabilis (see permeate)]
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per·me·a·ble

(pĕr'mē-ă-bĕl)
Permitting the passage of substances (e.g., liquids, gases), as through a membrane or other structure.
See also: permeate
Synonym(s): pervious.
[L. permeabilis, passing through]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Permeable

Capable of allowing substances to pass through.
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And while permeable options can be a little pricier than nonpermeable paving, that isn't always the case, and proponents say their benefits are worth it.
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Without adequate documentation, facility managers should address the heat island effect through conventional strategies such as reducing overall pavement areas or installing reflective roofing and use permeable materials for stormwater management.
[11] studied the free surface flow of a Bingham fluid in an inclined channel over a permeable bed.
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