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repellency

[ri′pel·ən·sē]
(chemistry)
Ability to repel water, or being hydrophobic; opposite to water wettability.
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Aside from its termite repellency, tobacco also contains a scavenger property due to its nicotine content.
It is safe and effective for the entire family, providing insect repellency all year round.
For example, the study points out that it may be nice to have water-repelling surfer shorts, but in this instance, water repellency is not essential.
Repellency of plant extracts was tested using area preference method while for the growth regulatory potential of plant extracts, the adults insects were released in wheat grains treated with different concentrations of plant extracts.
Soil water repellency refers to a condition of the soil in which it repels water, becoming resistant to wetting for periods of time.
"The great challenge for us has been to retain existing high standards of oil repellency - whilst eliminating long-chain fluorination.
The mosquito repellency of different extract was measured on the basis of the number of mosquitoes that fed within a specified time (minute).
The silicone coating is indirect food contact approved, cost-effective, provides premium food and bakery release and has outstanding water repellency.
The present study was planned to determine the fumigant and contact toxicity effects as well as repellency effects of different concentrations of ethanol-extracted M.
ABSTRACT: Present study was to evaluate chemical penetration and repellency of locally manufactured protective coveralls used by the workers of fertilizer manufacturing units.
Manabe developed an air-permeable composite with excellent mechanical strength and compression resistance as well as air-permeability, water repellency, heat resistance, and chemical resistance.
Development of soil water repellency in the course of isothermal drying and upon pH changes in two urban soils.