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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Surprisingly, Tilley notes, the research showed that driveways, sidewalks, patios, and pools--features not typically considered in previous research--together made up about 14 percent of those areas' impermeable surfaces.
In this study, the investigators reported that the impermeable covers significantly reduced dust mite allergen in the bedding, while the control covers did not.
Evaluation of impermeable covers for bedding in patients with allergic rhinitis.
In Europe, regulators have created a film classification called "VIF" (virtually impermeable film), which transmits no more than 0.
Prior Information Notice: Waterways Ireland Proposes To Enter Into A Technical Dialogue With Potential Providers Of Impermeable Soil/Clay For Lining Canals During Repair Or Reinstatement Projects.
The violations included failure to post signs clearly defining the work area and warning occupants and other persons not involved in renovation activities to remain outside of the work area; failure to close all doors and windows within 20 feet of the renovation before commencing work; failure to cover the ground with plastic sheeting or other disposable impermeable material extending 10 feet beyond the perimeter of surfaces undergoing renovation before the renovation; and failure to clean the work area upon completion of the work.
EPDM has been used in impermeable environments, including municipal solid waste covers and other applications, for over 30 years worldwide.
In his interim report on last summer's floods Sir Michael Pitt said laying impermeable surfaces, such as paved driveways and patios, could increase the amount of surface water run-off after rain.
This heavier, more impermeable structure forms a buffer zone between the activity of the restaurant and the tranquillity of the neighbouring villas.
BUTYL RUBBER The only rubber to be impermeable to air, butyls are copolymers of isobutylene with small amounts of isoprene.