hydrophobicity

hydrophobic

[hahy-druh-foh-bik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to hydrophobia.
2.
Chemistry. having little or no affinity for water.
Compare oleophilic.


Origin:
1640–50; hydrophobe + -ic

hydrophobicity [hahy-druh-foh-bis-i-tee] , noun
nonhydrophobic, adjective
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hydrophobic (ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to hydrophobia
2.  chem Compare hydrophilic tending not to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water: a hydrophobic colloid

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hydrophobic hy·dro·pho·bic (hī'drə-fō'bĭk, -fŏb'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Repelling, tending not to combine with, or unable to dissolve in water.

  2. Of or exhibiting hydrophobia.

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