hydrophobic


hy·dro·pho·bic

adjective \-ˈfō-bik\

Definition of HYDROPHOBIC

1
:  of, relating to, or suffering from hydrophobia
2
:  lacking affinity for water
hy·dro·pho·bic·i·ty \-fō-ˈbi-sə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of HYDROPHOBIC

1807

hy·dro·pho·bic

adjective \-ˈfō-bik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROPHOBIC

1
: of, relating to, or suffering from hydrophobia
2
: resistant to or avoiding wetting <a hydrophobic lens>
3
: of, relating to, or having a lack of affinity for water <hydrophobic colloids are relatively unstable>—compare lyophobic, oleophobic
hy·dro·pho·bi·cal·ly \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
hy·dro·pho·bic·i·ty \-ˌfō-ˈbis-ət-ē\ noun, plural hy·dro·pho·bic·i·ties

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