hydrophobic

[ hahy-druh-foh-bik ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to hydrophobia.

  2. Chemistry. having little or no affinity for water.

Origin of hydrophobic

1
First recorded in 1640–50; hydrophobe + -ic

Other words from hydrophobic

  • hy·dro·pho·bic·i·ty [hahy-druh-foh-bis-i-tee], /ˌhaɪ drə foʊˈbɪs ɪ ti/, noun
  • non·hy·dro·pho·bic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrophobic

hydrophobic

/ (ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪk) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to hydrophobia

  2. chem tending not to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water: a hydrophobic colloid Compare hydrophilic

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