water-resistant

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

adjective

resisting though not entirely preventing the penetration of water.

Nearby words

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

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

water-resistant

adjective

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