[waw-ter-fast, -fahst, wot-er-]


(of a color or dye) resistant to the effects caused by water; not changed or faded by the action of water.

Nearby words

  1. water, water everywhere, / nor any drop to drink,
  2. water-base paint,
  3. water-bath,
  4. water-bus,
  5. water-cool,
  6. water-hammer pulse,
  7. water-harden,
  8. water-inch,
  9. water-jacket,
  10. water-laid

Origin of water-fast

First recorded in 1540–50

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