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PENETRABILITY

The capacity of a body to coincide with another body in such a way that both occupy the same space at the same time. Naturally this is impossible for ponderable matter, but is one of the qualities of a glorified body as witnessed after Christ's resurrection from the dead (John 20:19).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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