water-resistant

adjective

wa·​ter-re·​sis·​tant ˌwȯ-tər-ri-ˈzi-stənt How to pronounce water-resistant (audio)
ˌwä-,
-tə-ri-

Examples of water-resistant in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water-resistant was in 1883

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“Water-resistant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water-resistant. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

water-resistant

adjective
wa·​ter-re·​sis·​tant
-ri-ˈzis-tənt

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