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1. Repelling, tending not to combine with, or incapable of dissolving in water.
2. Of or exhibiting hydrophobia.

hy′dro·pho·bic′i·ty (-bĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


(Chemistry) the property of repelling water rather than absorbing it or dissolving in it
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Noun1.hydrophobicity - the property of being water-repellent; tending to repel and not absorb water
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
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