water-repellent


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wa·ter-re·pel·lent

(wô′tər-rĭ-pĕl′ənt, wŏt′ər-)
adj.
Resistant to penetration by water but not entirely waterproof.

water-repellent

adj
(Textiles) (of fabrics, garments, etc) having a finish that resists the absorption of water

wa′ter-repel`lent



adj.
having a finish that resists but does not entirely prevent the penetration of water.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.water-repellent - hindering the penetration of water; "a water-repellent coat"
impermeable - preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through; "impermeable stone"; "an impermeable layer of scum"; "a coat impermeable to rain"
Translations

water-repellent

[ˈwɔːtərɪˈpelənt]
A. ADJ [material, clothing] → hidrófugo
B. Nhidrófugo m

water-repellent

[ˈwɔːtərɪˌpɛlənt] adjidrorepellente
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