wa·​ter·​proof·​ing ˈwȯ-tər-ˌprü-fiŋ How to pronounce waterproofing (audio)
: the act or process of making something waterproof
: the condition of being made waterproof
: something (such as a coating) capable of imparting waterproofness

Examples of waterproofing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside one jar, archaeologists identified a type of plant resin known as mastic and used for waterproofing. Excavations at the Antikythera wreck site will continue next year. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 1 July 2024 As for the waterproofing question, the Washington Trails Association guide said waterproofing can be helpful, but also has issues staying effective with wear. Mason Leib, ABC News, 25 June 2024 Look for a tool with features like a USB charger, waterproofing, and an easy cleaning process to keep things simple. Korin Miller, Flow Space, 20 June 2024 Experts also dished the important qualities to look for when shopping for walking shoes: cushioning, responsiveness, comfort, stability, waterproofing, blister protection, fit, arch support, and more. Courtney Leiva, Peoplemag, 20 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for waterproofing 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Waterproofing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterproofing. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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