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hydrophobe

[hahy-druh-fohb] /ˈhaɪ drəˌfoʊb/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a hydrophobic substance.
Origin of hydrophobe
1920-1925
1920-25; hydro-1 + -phobe
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  • If water be the continuous phase the terms "hydrophile" and "hydrophobe" are often used.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • I reached the wharf and jumped into a boat; the unhappy Blanchard, who is a hydrophobe, followed me.

    The Cross of Berny Emile de Girardin

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