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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