- to make waterproof.
Origin of waterproof
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Examples from the Web for water-proofed
It is then water-proofed with vulcanite water-proofing and gravel.The New York Subway</p>
The side-walls and subgrade electric conduits were water-proofed with felt and pitch.
Removed from the model, it is water-proofed, the frame and fittings completed, and the boat varnished.Voyage of the Paper Canoe
Nathaniel H. Bishop
When Richard and Inspector Val, water-proofed to the chins, reached the mouth of the drain the storm was at furious height.The President</p>
Alfred Henry Lewis
Finally, the concrete was water-proofed with two coats of soap, two of alum, and one of asphalt.
- mainly British a waterproof garment, esp a raincoat
- to make (a fabric, item of clothing, etc) waterproof
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Word Origin and History for water-proofed
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