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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er ri-zis-tuh nt]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər rɪˈzɪs tənt/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) rɪˈzɪs.tənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er ri-zis-tuh nt]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər rɪˈzɪs tənt/

Definitions of water-resistant word

  • adjective water-resistant resisting though not entirely preventing the penetration of water. 1
  • adjective water-resistant superficially waterproof 1
  • adjective water-resistant Something that is water-resistant does not allow water to pass through it easily, or is not easily damaged by water. 0
  • adjective water-resistant (esp of fabrics) designed to resist but not entirely prevent the penetration of water 0
  • adjective water-resistant that repels water for a short time but is not thoroughly waterproof 0
  • adjective water-resistant that slows the penetration of water (but is not waterproof). 0

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Origin of water-resistant

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25

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Parts of speech for Water-resistant


water-resistant popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for water-resistant

adj water-resistant

adjective water-resistant

  • impervious — not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable: The coat is impervious to rain.
  • nonporous — full of pores.
  • waterproof — impervious to water.
  • watertight — constructed or fitted so tightly as to be impervious to water: The ship had six watertight compartments.

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