[ hahy-druh-feyn ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌfeɪn /
a partly translucent variety of opal, which becomes more translucent or transparent when immersed in water.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hydrophanehy·droph·a·nous [hahy-drof-uh-nuhs], /haɪˈdrɒf ə nəs/, adjective
Words nearby hydrophane
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Example sentences from the Web for hydrophane
It was milk-white, and became translucent in water, like that beautiful variety of opal, the hydrophane.White Shadows in the South Seas|Frederick O'Brien
British Dictionary definitions for hydrophane
/ (ˈhaɪdrəʊˌfeɪn) /
a white partially opaque variety of opal that becomes translucent in water
Derived forms of hydrophanehydrophanous (haɪˈdrɒfənəs), adjective
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