Examples of impermeable in a Sentence
an impermeable layer of rock
a fabric impermeable to moisture
Recent Examples of impermeable from the Web
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.
Until recently, companies typically adopted a defensive strategy of trying to make their networks as impermeable as possible in hopes of repelling attacks.
Aquifers can be confined, separated from the surface by an impermeable layer of dirt or rock, or unconfined, with water entering from the ground directly above.
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Origin and Etymology of impermeable
Late Latin impermeabilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin permeabilis permeable
First Known Use: 1697See Words from the same year
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
: not permitting passage (as of a fluid) through its substance the plasma membrane of a red blood cell is relatively impermeable to sodium and calcium ions
impermeability\(ˌ)im-ˌpər-mē-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural
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