impermeable


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im·per·me·a·ble

 (ĭm-pûr′mē-ə-bəl)
adj.
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.

impermeable

(ɪmˈpɜːmɪəbəl)
adj
(Chemistry) (of a substance) not allowing the passage of a fluid through interstices; not permeable
imˌpermeaˈbility, imˈpermeableness n
imˈpermeably adv

im•per•me•a•ble

(ɪmˈpɜr mi ə bəl)

adj.
1. not permeable; impassable.
2. (of porous substances, rocks, etc.) not permitting the passage of a fluid.
[1690–1700; < Late Latin]
im•per`me•a•bil′i•ty, im•per′me•a•ble•ness, n.
im•per′me•a•bly, adv.

im·per·me·a·ble

(ĭm-pûr′mē-ə-bəl)
Relating to a material through which substances, such as liquids or gases, cannot pass: an impermeable cell wall.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impermeable - preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through; "impermeable stone"; "an impermeable layer of scum"; "a coat impermeable to rain"
tight - of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
imperviable, impervious - not admitting of passage or capable of being affected; "a material impervious to water"; "someone impervious to argument"
permeable - allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through; "permeable membranes"; "rock that is permeable by water"

impermeable

adjective impenetrable, resistant, impervious, waterproof, impassable, hermetic, nonporous The canoe is made from an impermeable wood.
Translations

impermeable

[ɪmˈpɜːmɪəbl] ADJimpermeable (to a)

impermeable

adjundurchlässig, impermeabel (spec)

impermeable

[ɪmˈpɜːmɪəbl] adj (frm) → impermeabile

im·per·me·a·ble

a. impermeable, impenetrable, que no deja pasar líquidos.
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When, formerly, I have analyzed my partiality for some farm which I had contemplated purchasing, I have frequently found that I was attracted solely by a few square rods of impermeable and unfathomable bog--a natural sink in one corner of it.
Overall thermal performance, wall durability and moisture resistance that can be achieved by using vapor impermeable insulation and a vapor impermeable design approach.
Impermeable flooring, said OVAM, "refers to those places where hazardous waste is being stored and possibly segregated/treated", as well as the place where "secondary cutting" takes place.
The palladium should not be in direct contact with the food and must be incorporated in a passive structure impermeable to liquid to prevent migration at detectable levels.
The recently developed virtually impermeable film (VIF) is more effective, and totally impermeable film (TIF) is the most effective.
It has an extremely low permeability for water and is impermeable for moisture under ambient conditions.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian scientists succeeded in synthesizing impermeable coatings by nanoclays which can be used to coat papers and cardboards in packing industry.
In his interim report on last summer's floods Sir Michael Pitt said laying impermeable surfaces, such as paved driveways and patios, could increase the amount of surface water run-off after rain.
They believe the council should install an impermeable block within the bank to prevent future flooding.
A standard approach is to isolate tailings by covering them with an impermeable material, such as clay and topsoil, but this can be expensive and severely limits the utility of the land after mine closure,' says Assoc Prof Watkins.
There may be differences in the mineral and bacterial composition of the various tap, distilled, spring, and bottled water but unless these solutions contain solutes that are impermeable to the cell membrane, these apparent "differences" would not influence the distribution of total body water.
Here, the zinc skin is at its most impermeable and inscrutable, but to the north (sunny) side the house opens up through a glazed, steel-framed loggia that extends the main living space and frames views northwards to Coronet Peak.