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water-fast

wa·ter-fast
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    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er fast, fahst]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər fæst, fɑst/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) fɑːst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er fast, fahst]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər fæst, fɑst/

Definition of water-fast word

  • adjective water-fast (of a color or dye) resistant to the effects caused by water; not changed or faded by the action of water. 1

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Origin of water-fast

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1540-50

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Parts of speech for Water-fast

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

water-fast popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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