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Definitions for impermeable
ɪmˈpɜr mi ə bəlim·per·me·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impermeableadjective

    preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through

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


  1. impermeableadjective

    impossible to permeate

    Etymology: From impermeabilis.

  2. impermeableadjective

    not allowing passage, especially of liquids; waterproof

    Etymology: From impermeabilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impermeableadjective

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

    Etymology: [Pref. im- not + permeable: cf. F. impermable, L. impermeabilis.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impermeable

    im-pėr′mē-a-bl, adj. not permitting passage: impenetrable.—ns. Impermeabil′ity, Imper′meableness.—adv. Imper′meably.—n. Imper′meātor, a device in a steam-engine for forcing lubricating oil uniformly into the cylinder.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impermeable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impermeable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of impermeable in a Sentence

  1. Columbia Gas:

    Shoemaker said.Lastly, after Columbia Gas is sold, an independent monitor chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation will monitor a new companys activities to ensure compliance with state and federal safety regulations and report it to the government on a monthly basis. NiSource also has subsidiaries in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky and Virginia. As per a separate agreement, it will implement the recommendations made by the national transportation safety board in the wake of the gas explosions in Massachusetts two years ago. SUPREME COURT HEARS ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE CASE, ROBERTS WARNS OF IMPERMEABLE BARRIER ALONG APPALACHIAN TRAIL Columbia Gas, through a pattern of flagrant indifference, in the face of extreme risk to life and property, knowingly violated minimum safety standards for starting up and shutting down gas pipelines, Shoemaker said. Federal investigators blamed the explosions on over-pressurized gas lines, saying the company failed to account for critical pressure sensors as workers replaced century-old cast-iron pipes in Lawrence. That omission caused high-pressure gas to flood the neighborhoods distribution system at excessive levels. Todays resolution with the U.S. Attorneys Office is an important part of addressing the impact.

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