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Meaning of IMPERMEABLE

Pronunciation:  im'purmeeubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through; "impermeable stone"; "an impermeable layer of scum"; "a coat impermeable to rain"
 

IMPERMEABLE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: rubber, rubberised, rubberized, water-repellent, water-resistant
 
 Antonyms: permeable
 
 See Also: imperviable, impervious, tight

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: close, closed, close-knit, close-textured, close-woven, compact, compacted, compressed, concentrated, concrete, condensed, congested, consolidated, crammed, crammed full, crowded, dense, firm, gluey, hard, heavy, hermetic, holeproof, impassable, impenetrable, impervious, jammed, jam-packed, massive, nonporous, nonpuncturable, packed, punctureproof, sealed, serried, solid, substantial, thick, thick-growing, thickset, unpassable, unperforable, unpierceable, viscid, viscose, viscous
 

 

 

 

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