from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resistant to penetration by water but not entirely waterproof.
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- adj. that slows the penetration of water (but is not waterproof)
- n. Alternative spelling of water repellent.
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- adj. hindering the penetration of water
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In most cases boots and shoes might have the fur on the inside for warmth (sheepskin) but could have it on the outside for water-repellent features or for decoration.
Composed of water-repellent sheets of skeletal film, her brilliant diy project is sure to cast rainy nights under a different shade.
The “StoCoat Lotusan” exterior coating possesses a highly water-repellent surface designed to mimic the surface of the lotus leaf.
The exterior of Amy Butler's NOLA laptop wrap, constructed from water-repellent material, is sleek and inconspicuous.
The elements didn't bother Charlemagne in the least, since he was wrapped in a thick, water-repellent sheepskin cloak.
Light, layered, water-repellent clothing provides both ventilation and insulation.
However, he did have a new pair of trousers, his first long ones, made of the thick water-repellent cotton called moleskin.
If you prefer not to wear a full-length coat, consider a peacoat-style rain jacket in water-repellent fabric or shiny vinyl.
Tested in NASA wind tunnels and approved by the sport's international governing body, the suit reduces drag with ultrasonically bonded seams and enhances buoyancy with a lightweight, water-repellent fabric.
I am hopeful that the blue diaper's outer covering will be water-repellent, otherwise these diapers will need a cover.