HyperDic: impermeable

English > 1 sense of the word impermeable:
ADJECTIVEallimpermeablepreventing especially liquids / liquids to pass or diffuse through
English > impermeable: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningpreventing especially liquids / liquids to pass or diffuse through.
  • "impermeable stone"
  • "an impermeable layer of scum"
  • "a coat impermeable to rain"
NarrowerretentiveHaving the power, capacity, or quality of retaining water
water-repellent, water-resistanthindering the penetration of water
See alsoimpervious, imperviablenot admitting of passage / passage or capable of being affected
tightOf such close construction as to be impermeable
OppositepermeableAllowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through
Nounsimpermeability, impermeablenessthe property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid / liquid

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