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Impossible to permeate: an impermeable membrane; an impermeable border.

im·per′me·a·bil′i·ty, im·per′me·a·ble·ness n.
im·per′me·a·bly adv.
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Noun1.impermeability - the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid
solidity, solidness - the consistency of a solid
retention, retentiveness, retentivity - the power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil"
nonabsorbency - the property of not being absorbent
permeability, permeableness - the property of something that can be pervaded by a liquid (as by osmosis or diffusion)
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A series of experiments and arguments proves to every man that he, as an object of observation, is subject to certain laws, and man submits to them and never resists the laws of gravity or impermeability once he has become acquainted with them.
Due to its lower value of thermal conductivity, higher particle strength, ultra-low density, impermeability, it is used in various industries.
Moreover, and interestingly GR itself exhibits excellent impermeability to oxygen gas [11].
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Key statement: An object of the invention is to provide a tire tube which has excellent air impermeability and such excellent durability that the occurrence of cracks in the tube main body is prevented in a contact surface between the tube main body and an inner circumferential surface of the tire.
Abnormal expression of molecular markers for bladder impermeability and differentiation in urothelium of interstitial cystitis patients.
That dormancy in nightshade is due to the use of inadequate extraction methods while the seed dormancy in jute mallow is caused by the impermeability of the mucilaginous coat surrounding the seed [5].
Even if on the scene we are sometimes confronted by violence -- because the performances are rooted in politics -- at the same time there is gentleness, an impermeability to this environment, which is not stopping these artists from moving forward.
Perhaps it's time to rethink the line between documents and artworks (a line that probably matters most to those with financial interests in the latter) while simultaneously challenging the impermeability of the categories I've named--artist, movement, and location--which, in their naturalized forms, serve to contain the branching networks of connectivity that are globalization's engine but also its greatest political potential.
8220;A RONCO glove that has been tested for this type of impermeability should be an obvious choice for workers and reduce the practice of 'double gloving' in hospital, clinic or private practice settings.
Indeed, we found that achyrofuran was not bacteriolytic by itself although it greatly compromised membrane impermeability as determined by increased SYTOX Green uptake.
The root surfaces of the negative controls were completely coated with two layers of nail varnish, being sure to include the apical foramen, to test the impermeability of nail varnish to methylene blue.