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water-resistant

[waw-ter-ri-zis-tuh nt, wot-er-]
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adjective
  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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Historical Examples

  • A blanket of the water-resistant, feather-heavy Ozakian spider silk was cut into a protective covering for Vye.

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    Andre Alice Norton

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


British Dictionary definitions for water-resistant

water-resistant

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