impermeable


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impermeable

(of a substance) not allowing the passage of a fluid through interstices; not permeable

Impermeable

Resistance to penetration by fluids or vapor through the material.

impermeable

[im′pər·mē·ə·bəl]
(science and technology)
Not permitting water or other fluid to pass through. Also known as impervious.

impermeable

Said of a soil whose particles are so closely spaced that the passage of water is either prevented or very slow.
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The material is impermeable for water and consists of an organic polymeric composition with inorganic filler material.
The city council's city parks and open spaces officer Ces Edwards also visited the residents and has spoken to council engineers to ask them to draw up costs for putting in an impermeable membrane.
In sparsely populated locales, highways account for the largest proportion of impermeable surfaces, she notes.
In it, 279 patients were randomized to get impermeable mattress, pillow, and blanket covers, or permeable, control covers.
These are figures who do not attempt to achieve an impermeable surface but who become tangled up in touch and motion in obvious pleasure before the camera.
The top layer of impermeable rock will stop the carbon dioxide from escaping and it's possible to store the gas at very high pressures to reduce the storage space, according to Sam Holloway, a geologist from the British Geological Survey.
Patients received either mattress, pillow, and quilt covers impermeable to mite allergen or ordinary control covers.
Additionally, the use of impermeable films, such as the commercially available Marvel Seal, can be custom cut and heat-sealed to make almost completely impermeable containers.
Comfort Foam from Foam Enterprises is sprayed insulation that forms dosed cells, which means it becomes a nearly impermeable barrier.
This unique system is based on a center layer of impermeable micro-film fused between an outer fleece shell and inner fleece lining.
An impermeable mulch film could improve the effectiveness of these gases by keeping them in contact with the soil longer.
The Iron Curtain could not have been very impermeable if he could so freely help himself to the inspiration of such Western choreographers as Maurice Bejart, Roland Petit, Martha Graham and possibly even Alwin Nikolais (those ghostly figures enshrouded in fabric).