adjective Date: 1896 treated with a finish that is resistant but not impervious to penetration by water

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  • water repellent — adj. that absorbs water; treated with a finish that is resistant to water but not totally waterproof …   English contemporary dictionary

  • water-repellent — /waw teuhr ri pel euhnt, wot euhr /, adj. having a finish that resists but is not impervious to water. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • water-repellent — adjective having a finish or coating that is not easily penetrated by water …   English new terms dictionary

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