Definitions for impermeableɪmˈpɜr mi ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•per•me•a•bleɪmˈpɜr mi ə bəl(adj.)

  1. not permeable; impassable.

  2. (of porous substances, rocks, etc.) not permitting the passage of a fluid.

    Category: Geology, Chemistry

Origin of impermeable:

1690–1700; < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. impermeable(adj)

    preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through

    "impermeable stone"; "an impermeable layer of scum"; "a coat impermeable to rain"


  1. impermeable(Adjective)

    impossible to permeate

  2. impermeable(Adjective)

    not allowing passage, especially of liquids; waterproof

  3. Origin: From impermeabilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impermeable(adj)

    not permeable; not permitting passage, as of a fluid. through its substance; impervious; impenetrable; as, India rubber is impermeable to water and to air

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of material, a coat etc) which will not be soaked by a light shower of rain.

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