Examples of impermeable in a Sentence
an impermeable layer of rock
a fabric impermeable to moisture
Recent Examples of impermeable from the Web
Cities constructed of impermeable concrete and pavement can encourage more ecologically sustainable development -- everything from green roofs to more porous materials.
The gray is asphalt and concrete, all impermeable to rain and snowmelt.
The boundaries that bureaucrats erect are of course not impermeable, and sometimes the professional mask drops.
Tons of waste was exhumed and relocated and an impermeable layer of clay and fabric capped the site.
Dressed in their impermeable, protective suits, the team tested the building for hazardous materials.
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.
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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
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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