Origin of impermeable
Related formsim·per·me·a·bil·i·ty, im·per·me·a·ble·ness, nounim·per·me·a·bly, adverb
Can be confusedimpermeable impervious
Examples from the Web for impermeable
The daily hardships demand an impermeable skin for survival.
"I don't know that I would call him impermeable, but he just about is," Ryggs says.With an Eye on South Carolina, Lindsey Graham Takes Aim at Chuck Hagel|Patricia Murphy|February 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Polish typically interferes with the procedure by creating an impermeable barrier on the nail bed.Breathable Nail Polish Fits Muslim Women's Religious Restrictions|Misty White Sidell|January 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was consensus, the impermeable devotion to an article of faith.
A word that has reclassified in an entertaining manner our impermeable and eternal ignorance.The Roycroft Dictionary|Elbert Hubbard
Animals have the power to form quickly a natural scab over a wound, which is impermeable and at the same time elastic.Victorian Worthies|George Henry Blore
The natural perspiration, confined by the impermeable tissue, excites galvanic action between the metals.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
The bulk of the dam rests on impermeable material of sufficient supporting power.Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone|G. Harvey Ralphson
This goblet was the ligneous and impermeable capsule, the fruit, naturally and deeply hollowed out, of a tree called quatela.The Solitary of Juan Fernandez, or The Real Robinson Crusoe|Joseph Xavier Saintine