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waterproofing

[waw-ter-proo-fing, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌpru fɪŋ, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
a substance by which something is made waterproof.
2.
the act or process of making something waterproof.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; waterproof + -ing1

waterproof

[waw-ter-proof, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌpruf, ˈwɒt ər-/
adjective
1.
impervious to water.
2.
rendered impervious to water by some special process, as coating or treating with rubber:
a waterproof hat.
noun
3.
Chiefly British. a raincoat or other outer coat impervious to water.
4.
any of several coated or rubberized fabrics that are impervious to water.
verb (used with object)
5.
to make waterproof.
Origin
1730-40; water + -proof
Related forms
waterproofer, noun
waterproofness, noun
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Examples from the web for waterproofing
  • And then there is waterproofing, and submersibility.
  • Most people fail to realise that the main function of a roof is waterproofing.
  • Also because the roof is covered with waterproofing and a lot of dirt, the roof is preserved and tends to last longer.
  • Cod-liver oil, painted on the hulls, provides waterproofing.
  • Explain to students that the soap removed the bad oil and the natural waterproofing oils from the feather.
  • Its lack of waterproofing makes it light, breathable, and inexpensive.
  • Carter and his team unearthed small slabs of bitumen, an asphaltlike substance used for waterproofing.
  • In cold or rainy weather, a layer of petroleum jelly is applied over exposed leg for warmth and waterproofing.
  • In the construction industry, bentonite is used as a waterproofing on the portion of exterior concrete walls that are below grade.
  • Underground waterproofing repairs and louver replacement.
British Dictionary definitions for waterproofing

waterproof

/ˈwɔːtəˌpruːf/
adjective
1.
not penetrable by water Compare water-repellent, water-resistant
noun
2.
(mainly Brit) a waterproof garment, esp a raincoat
verb (transitive)
3.
to make (a fabric, item of clothing, etc) waterproof
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Word Origin and History for waterproofing

waterproof

adj.

1725, from water (n.1) + proof. The verb is first recorded 1843. Related: Waterproofed; waterproofing.

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