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water-resistant

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