[ waw-ter-ri-zis-tuhnt, wot-er- ]
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  1. resisting though not entirely preventing the penetration of water.

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Origin of water-resistant

First recorded in 1920–25

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How to use water-resistant in a sentence

  • This action is possibly due to the filling of the voids in the oil, thus making a compact and water-resistant film.

    Paint Technology and Tests | Henry A. Gardner
  • A blanket of the water-resistant, feather-heavy Ozakian spider silk was cut into a protective covering for Vye.

    Star Hunter | Andre Alice Norton

British Dictionary definitions for water-resistant


  1. (esp of fabrics) designed to resist but not entirely prevent the penetration of water

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