Examples of impermeable in a Sentence
an impermeable layer of rock
a fabric impermeable to moisture
Recent Examples of impermeable from the Web
For example, a lot with a large lawn or another retaining features would face a lower fee than a parcel with an impermeable surface.
Council members declined Ravinia's request to delete restrictions on the amount of property that can be covered by buildings, structures and impermeable surfaces.
The ocean is big, deep and impermeable to the laser altimeter that made mapping our less watery neighbor planets possible.
The egg contains the nutrients that the developing embryo will need and also has its own armor, meaning that those eggs are big and often encased in a relatively impermeable membrane.
The cap will be largely impermeable and contoured so that rainwater runs off into clean ground around the site’s perimeter, and doesn’t pond or penetrate into the waste material beneath.
Hopefully over time that grows more and more impermeable.
Unsurprisingly for something that contains 140,000 gallons of water, the waterway is so heavy that an impermeable deck exists underneath it to prevent the possibility of water leaking through to a ballroom below.
By Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post Are our moviegoing bubbles as impermeable as our political ones?
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Origin and Etymology of impermeable
First Known Use: 1697See Words from the same year
Synonymsimpassable (also impassible), impenetrable, impervious, impregnable
Antonymsnegotiable, passable, penetrable, permeable
Related Wordsclose, compact, dense, thick, tight; compressed, condensed; sturdy, substantial, tough; firm, frozen, hard, solid, stiff; inflexible, rigid, unbending, unyielding
Near Antonymssoft, squishy; bendable, elastic, flexible, giving, malleable, pliable, yielding; absorbent, porous
IMPERMEABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impermeable for English Language Learners
: not allowing something (such as a liquid) to pass through
medical Definition of impermeable
- the plasma membrane of a red blood cell is relatively impermeable to sodium and calcium ions
impermeabilityplay \(ˌ)im-ˌpər-mē-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties
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