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hydrophobe

[hahy-druh-fohb]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a hydrophobic substance.
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Origin of hydrophobe

First recorded in 1920–25; hydro-1 + -phobe
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Examples from the Web for hydrophobe

Historical Examples

  • 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