wa·​ter·​proof·​ing | \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌprü-fiŋ, ˈwä-\

Definition of waterproofing 

1a : the act or process of making something waterproof

b : the condition of being made waterproof

2 : something (such as a coating) capable of imparting waterproofness

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But the two headline features that really make this an upgrade over the 2015 Paperwhite come straight from last year’s second-gen Kindle Oasis: waterproofing and support for Audible audiobooks. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review: the new best-seller," 7 Nov. 2018 Frugalpac Chief Executive Malcolm Waugh estimated the cup, which is made from recycled paper and eschews the waterproofing chemicals used in regular paper cups, costs about 12 pence, about double that of a Starbucks cup. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "A New Target in the Fight Against Plastic: Paper Cups," 30 Oct. 2018 The headset is IPX7-rated for waterproofing, and after a month of testing my sweat hasn’t caused any trouble. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Technica Back to School buying guide," 13 Aug. 2018 Penhall has since finished the seam-filling work, installing a rubbery waterproofing substance that extends the life of the road. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Contractor herding traffic near fiery I-84 crash had safety plan. Here's what it said," 29 June 2018 The company is installing a rubbery waterproofing material that extends the life of the roadway. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Drivers wonder whether I-84 lane closures contributed to crash that killed 4," 20 June 2018 Also, a handful of communities, including Marin and San Mateo counties, are suing many of the world’s largest oil companies for their role in climate change, hoping to win money to pay for the waterproofing. Kurtis Alexander, SFChronicle.com, "Many coastal properties may be flooded out by 2045, climate report warns," 17 June 2018 Excavating and waterproofing from the outside might be more expensive than installing an interior drainage system. Kevin Brasler, Philly.com, "Solve a wet basement by fixing the problem, not managing it," 1 May 2018 This meant waterproofing, buoyancy control, tweaking weight distributions and figuring out an unobtrusive way to share information underwater. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "Robotic Fish to Keep a Fishy Eye on the Health of the Oceans," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of waterproofing

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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