repellent resistant

repellent resistant
nonabsorbent onabsorbent nonabsorptive onabsorptiveadj. not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids). Opposite of {absorbent}. [Narrower terms: {repellent, resistant ] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • resistant — adjective 1. relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑immune • Similar to: ↑unsusceptible, ↑insusceptible • Derivationally related forms: ↑resistance, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • repellent — adjective 1) a repellent stench Syn: revolting, repulsive, disgusting, repugnant, sickening, nauseating, stomach turning, nauseous, vile, nasty, foul, horrible, awful, dreadful, terrible, obnoxious, loathsome …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • repellent — re•pel•lent or re•pel•lant [[t]rɪˈpɛl ənt[/t]] adj. 1) causing distaste or aversion; repulsive 2) serving or tending to ward off or drive away 3) impervious or resistant to something (often used in combination): moth repellent[/ex] 4) pes… …   From formal English to slang

  • repellent — repellently, adv. /ri pel euhnt/, adj. 1. causing distaste or aversion; repulsive. 2. forcing or driving back. 3. serving or tending to ward off or drive away. 4. impervious or resistant to something (often used in combination): moth repellant. n …   Universalium

  • resistant — adj 1. withstanding, repellent, defiant, opposing, antagonistic, counteractive; repugnant, clashing, reactionary, oppugnant, dissident; indomitable, die hard, intractable, obstreperous; belligerent, bellicose, hostile; insubordinate, rebellious,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • repellent — Synonyms and related words: abhorrent, abominable, base, beastly, below contempt, beneath contempt, complaining, contemptible, crude, despicable, detestable, diamagnetic, disagreeable, disgusting, disputatious, disputing, dissentient, dissenting …   Moby Thesaurus

  • resistant — Synonyms and related words: against, airtight, antagonistic, antipathetic, at odds, averse, ballproof, beyond control, bombproof, bony, breachy, breakaway, bulletproof, burglarproof, cartilaginous, cement, cemental, chewy, clashing, cohesive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • repellent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. repulsive, resistant, forbidding, distasteful. See resistance, ugliness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. repulsive, repugnant, odious, off putting; see offensive 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a.… …   English dictionary for students

  • resistant — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Antagonistic] Syn. contrary, defiant, unyielding; see opposing 2 , rebellious 2 . 2. [Impervious] Syn. immune, repellent, proof against; see immune , tight 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having the capacity… …   English dictionary for students

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