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[waw-ter-ri-zis-tuh nt, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tər rɪˌzɪs tənt, ˈwɒt ər-/
resisting though not entirely preventing the penetration of water.
Origin of water-resistant
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for water-resistant
  • High voltage cables are typically insulated with special water-resistant polymers that have high-dielectric strength.
  • Scientists have long praised the lotus leaf, better known as the water lily, for its water-resistant and self-cleaning properties.
  • Stay on course and on time with this water-resistant data center that provides all the data you need.
  • Since you may be swimming and leaving your possessions unattended, wear a cheap, water-resistant watch on beach days.
  • Always carry a warm, water-resistant jacket when venturing off the ship.
  • Always carry a warm, water-resistant jacket, as sudden temperature drops and rainstorms are frequent.
  • Pack a light, water-resistant jacket for colder temperatures and rain.
  • Carry a lightweight water-resistant jacket at all times.
  • You'll also need a fleece sweater and a lightweight jacket, preferably water-resistant, or a poncho.
  • Always dress in layers and carry a water-resistant jacket.
British Dictionary definitions for water-resistant


(esp of fabrics) designed to resist but not entirely prevent the penetration of water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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