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  • adj. impervious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not pervious; impervious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Impervious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

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Examples

  • Merrington had received the information with the imperviable dogmatism of the official mind, strong in the belief in its own infallibility, resentful of advice or suggestion as an attempt to weaken its dignity.

    The Hand in the Dark

  • The practice of his forefathers, tradition, and his own habits, to say nothing of his love of ease, have rendered his mind imperviable to any reason which can be urged in behalf of the negro.

    Life and Opinions of Julius Melbourn; with Sketches of the Lives and Characters of Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, John Randolph, and Several Other Eminent American Statesmen

  • Nothing could be gathered from the outside, except remarks on the various properties which philosophers ascribe to matter, -- length, breadth, depth, and weight, The packet was composed of strong thick paper, imperviable by the curious eyes of the gossips, though they stared as if they would burst from their sockets.

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • Nothing could be gathered from the outside, except remarks on the various properties which philosophers ascribe to matter, — length, breadth, depth, and weight, The packet was composed of strong thick paper, imperviable by the curious eyes of the gossips, though they stared as if they would burst from their sockets.

    The Antiquary

  • Sure are imperviable to crumble, putrid, corrosion or insect infestation; be given barrier edifices formed in the

    Crosby Finance

  • --- length, breadth, depth, and weight, The packet was composed of strong thick paper, imperviable by the curious eyes of the gossips, though they stared as if they would burst from their sockets.

    The Antiquary

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