waterproofing

noun
wa·​ter·​proof·​ing | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌprü-fiŋ How to pronounce waterproofing (audio) , 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

Examples of waterproofing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inspection must also include the waterproofing protecting the structural components from moisture damage (i.e., dry rot). Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Nov. 2021 Penguins are evaluated on a weekly basis in terms of overall health, blood results, weight and the waterproofing of their feathers. Elizabeth Warkentin, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Oct. 2021 Other terms: sub-contractor, scope of work, permit, raw materials, procurement, waterproofing, protection and dust control. Regina Cole, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 The coming construction will include restoration work on the Hitsville structure, including waterproofing and exterior stabilizing. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, 10 Oct. 2021 The earlier report said the waterproofing under the pool deck had failed and had been improperly laid flat instead of sloped, preventing water from draining off. Curt Anderson And Bernard Condon, chicagotribune.com, 27 June 2021 The earlier report said the waterproofing under the pool deck had failed and had been improperly laid flat instead of sloped, preventing water from draining off. BostonGlobe.com, 27 June 2021 The report said the waterproofing under the pool deck had failed and had been improperly laid flat instead of sloped, preventing water from draining off. Curt Anderson And Bernard Condon, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 June 2021 Wildlife may also pick up tar balls, which could result in a loss of waterproofing, life-threatening exposure to the cold or the ingestion of hazardous materials. Julia Musto, Fox News, 8 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of waterproofing

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of waterproofing was in 1820

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16 Nov 2021

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“Waterproofing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterproofing. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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