water repellent

water repellent

[′wȯd·ər ri‚pel·ənt]
(materials)
Chemicals used to treat textiles, leather, paper, or wood to make them resistant (but not proof) to wetting by water; includes various types of resins, aluminum of zirconium acetates, or latexes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

water repellent

1. Said of a surface that is resistant to, but not impervious to, water penetration.
2. A material used to treat a surface to increase its resistance to the penetration of water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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