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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Repelling, tending not to combine with, or incapable of dissolving in water.
  • adjective Of or exhibiting hydrophobia.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or affected with hydrophobia or rabies; rabid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to hydrophobia; producing or caused by rabies

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  • adjective physics, chemistry Lacking an affinity for water; unable to absorb, or be wetted by water.
  • adjective Of, or having hydrophobia (rabies).

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

  • adjective lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water
  • adjective abnormally afraid of water

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Examples

  • Both are classified as hydrophobic, and fabrics made of them tend to feel uncomfortable in hot, humid weather.

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  • Both are classified as hydrophobic, and fabrics made of them tend to feel uncomfortable in hot, humid weather.

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  • Both are classified as hydrophobic, and fabrics made of them tend to feel uncomfortable in hot, humid weather.

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  • Both are classified as hydrophobic, and fabrics made of them tend to feel uncomfortable in hot, humid weather.

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  • The other end of the same molecule is hydrophobic, meaning it doesn't like water, and this end is actually able to dissolve grease molecules.

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  • The other end of the same molecule is hydrophobic, meaning it doesn't like water, and this end is actually able to dissolve grease molecules.

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  • In humid tropical areas, or areas with heavy rainfall, it may be advisable to purchase "hydrophobic" cement, since this kind of cement can be stored in damp conditions for long periods of time.

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  • Even the sacred covenant between outdoor types and wet socks has come unravelled with the development of "hydrophobic" fabrics which repel all moisture, including the two pints a hiker's feet can release in a day.

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  • This solvent is hydrophobic, meaning it mixes with oils and doesn't like water.

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  • All of these happenings could possibly affect your passion in photography if you're being too overprotective on your 'hydrophobic' camera.

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