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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.
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(ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪk) or


1. (Pathology) of or relating to hydrophobia
2. (Chemistry) chem tending not to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water: a hydrophobic colloid. Compare hydrophilic
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(ˌhaɪ drəˈfoʊ bɪk)

1. pertaining to or affected with hydrophobia.
2. lacking affinity for water; tending to repel or not to absorb water.
hy`dro•pho•bic′i•ty (-ˈbɪs ɪ ti) n.
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Water-hating. Refers to a chemical or part of a chemical that repels water.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hydrophobic - lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
hydrophilic - having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water
2.hydrophobic - abnormally afraid of waterhydrophobic - abnormally afraid of water    
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
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[ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪk] ADJhidrofóbico
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[ˌhaɪdrəʊˈfəubɪk] adjidrofobo/a (Chem) → idrofugo/a
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This result indicated the changes in conformation of actomyosin including exposing hydrophobic aromatic amino acid residues to protein surface, which induced the formation of hydrophobic interaction to participate in the gelation process [43,44].
Despite this, the thermal stability of palmitoyl and N-phthaloyl chitosan [17] increased with a higher degree of substitution which was attributed to the formation of a stronger hydrophobic interaction between the alkyl chains.
In addition to this hydrophobic interaction, other interactions such as Van der Waals forces, electrostatic interactions, and hydrogen bonding interactions can also be driving forces for complex formation of guest molecules with CDs (Szejtli, 1998) .This property provides CDs with the capacity to increase the aqueous solubility of hydrophobic drugs (Loftsson and Brewster, 1996; Stella and Rajewsk, 1997).
In the peptide self-assembling process, hydrophobic interaction, hydrogen bonding, salt bridges, p-p interaction and cation-p interaction all play important roles.
At the same time, the hydrophobic interaction between the STA copolymerized on the PAAc molecular chain forms another cross-linking point.
The system is ideally suited to run reversed-phase, ion exchange, size exclusion and hydrophobic interaction LC methods with minimal carryover and maximum recovery of biomolecules.
This hydrophobic interaction stabilizes the flavone to the molybdopterin cofactor.
FT-IR spectroscopy showed the binding mainly through amide I site by hydrophobic interaction, which changes the secondary structure of BSA.
The discrepancies in the chromatographic profile and elution order results strongly suggest that the hydrophobic interaction was not the only force responsible for resolution on the [C.sub.phe] phase.
On the one hand, at pH higher than 7, adsorption increased because the charge reversal of [Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] took place and adsorption here was induced by hydrophobic interaction. The dissolution of [gamma]-[Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] can take place at pH 3 so that adsorption of both SDS and STS is decreased.
The results demonstrated that the luteolin and EGCG molecules were inserted into the hydrophobic cavity of CB7, and resulting hydrophobic interaction led to the hypsochromic shift and the fluorescence enhancement.