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water-repellent

[waw-ter-ri-pel-uh nt, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tər rɪˌpɛl ənt, ˈwɒt ər-/
adjective
1.
having a finish that resists but is not impervious to water.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • These particles have had both oil-repellent and water-repellent molecules attached to their surfaces.
  • The coats are made of a breathable, water-repellent nylon.
  • The resulting two-layer raft is cohesive, buoyant and water-repellent.
  • The polymer also has another interesting property: as its stickiness lessens, it becomes more water-repellent.
  • Many scientists have mimicked the lotus's structure to create water-repellent, self-cleaning surfaces.
  • Otters have specialized nostrils and ears that close in the water, as well as water-repellent fur.
  • Sea otters have webbed feet, water-repellent fur to keep them dry and warm, and nostrils and ears that close in the water.
  • They also have webbed feet, water-repellent fur to keep them dry and warm, and nostrils and ears that close in the water.
  • When it cools, the gas forms a water-repellent layer that limits infiltration.
  • Outer garments should be tightly woven and water-repellent.
British Dictionary definitions for water-repellent

water-repellent

adjective
1.
(of fabrics, garments, etc) having a finish that resists the absorption of water
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