water-repellent

adjective
wa·​ter-re·​pel·​lent | \ ˌwȯ-tər-ri-ˈpe-lənt How to pronounce water-repellent (audio) , ˌwä-, -tə-ri- \

Definition of water-repellent

: treated with a finish that is resistant but not impervious to penetration by water

First Known Use of water-repellent

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Water-repellent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water-repellent. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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