rainproof

[reyn-proof]

adjective

impervious to rain; keeping out or unaffected by rain: a rainproof cover; a rainproof coat.

verb (used with object)

to make rainproof.

Origin of rainproof

First recorded in 1825–35; rain + -proof
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Related Words for rainproof

impermeable, impervious, airtight, sealed

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British Dictionary definitions for rainproof

rainproof

adjective

Also: raintight (of garments, materials, buildings, etc) impermeable to rainwater

verb

(tr) to make rainproof
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Word Origin and History for rainproof
adj.

also rain-proof, 1788, from rain (n.) + proof (n.).

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