Impermeableness
Impermeable Im*per"me*a*ble, a. [Pref. im- not + permeable: cf. F. imperm['e]able, L. impermeabilis.] Not permeable; not permitting passage, as of a fluid. through its substance; impervious; impenetrable; as, India rubber is impermeable to water and to air. -- {Im*per"me*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Im*per"me*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • impermeableness — noun the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid • Syn: ↑impermeability • Ant: ↑permeability (for: ↑impermeability) • Derivationally related forms: ↑impermeable, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • impermeability — noun the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid • Syn: ↑impermeableness • Ant: ↑permeability • Derivationally related forms: ↑impermeable (for: ↑impermeableness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • impermeable — impermeability, impermeableness, n. impermeably, adv. /im perr mee euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not permeable; impassable. 2. Chem., Geol. (of porous substances, rocks, etc.) not permitting the passage of a fluid through the pores, interstices, etc. [1690 …   Universalium

  • density — n 1. denseness, compactness, crowdedness, tightness, closeness, cohesiveness; thickness, richness, substance, body; bulk, massiveness, heaviness, weight, mass, solidity, solidness; impenetrability, impenetra bleness, impermeability,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • impermeable — /ɪmˈpɜmiəbəl / (say im permeeuhbuhl) adjective 1. not permeable; impassable. 2. (of substances) not permitting the passage of a fluid through the pores, interstices, etc. –impermeability /ɪmˌpɜmiəˈbɪləti/ (say im.permeeuh biluhtee),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonabsorbency — noun the property of not being absorbent • Ant: ↑absorbency • Derivationally related forms: ↑nonabsorbent • Hypernyms: ↑impermeability, ↑impermeableness * * * n …   Useful english dictionary

  • retentiveness — noun 1. the power of retaining and recalling past experience (Freq. 1) he had a good memory when he was younger • Syn: ↑memory, ↑retention, ↑retentivity • Derivationally related forms: ↑retentive ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • retentivity — noun 1. the power of retaining and recalling past experience he had a good memory when he was younger • Syn: ↑memory, ↑retention, ↑retentiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑retentive, ↑retentive ( …   Useful english dictionary

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