water-repellent

[waw-ter-ri-pel-uh nt, wot-er-]

adjective

having a finish that resists but is not impervious to water.

Nearby words

  1. water-harden,
  2. water-inch,
  3. water-jacket,
  4. water-laid,
  5. water-pipe,
  6. water-resistant,
  7. water-sick,
  8. water-ski,
  9. water-soak,
  10. water-soluble

Origin of water-repellent

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for water-repellent

water-repellent

adjective

(of fabrics, garments, etc) having a finish that resists the absorption of water
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