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Air could certainly not be said to participate in earth, because of its penetrability.

For this reason, the determination of the penetrability coefficient of a germicide is pertinent.

Every crime I had traced, however cleverly perpetrated, was from the point of view of penetrability a weak failure.

During 1968-69, however, penetrability was a very important aspect of snow condition.

The depth to which it sinks is considered the penetrability of the snowpack by a walking deer.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "penetrating," from Latin penetrabilis "penetrable, vulnerable," from penetrare (see penetrate). Meaning "capable of being penetrated" is attested from 1530s; figurative use by 1590s. Related: Penetrability.

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