[ waw-ter-ri-zis-tuh nt, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tər rɪˌzɪs tənt, ˈwɒt ər- /


resisting though not entirely preventing the penetration of water.

Origin of water-resistant

First recorded in 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for water-resistant

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

  • 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



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