This piece of fabric is impervious to liquid.
- An example of impervious is a fabric that does not allow any liquid to pass through.
- An example of impervious is a figurine made out of indestructible material.
- incapable of being passed through or penetrated: a fabric impervious to moisture
- : with to
- not affected by: a garden chair impervious to the elements
- able to withstand; not susceptible: polar bears impervious to the cold, a poet impervious to criticism
Origin of imperviousClassical Latin impervius: see in- and pervious
- Incapable of being penetrated: a material impervious to water.
- Incapable of being affected: impervious to fear.
Origin of imperviousFrom Latin impervius in- not ; see in- 1. pervius pervious ; see pervious .
(comparative more impervious, superlative most impervious)
- Unaffected or unable to be affected by.
- The man was completely impervious to the deception we were trying.
- Preventive of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable, particularly of water.
- Although patchworked and sagging, the roof proved impervious to the weather.
- Immune to damage or effect.
- The old car seemed to be impervious to the wear and tear of age.
From Latin impervius (“cannot be passed through”), from in- (“not”) + pervius (“letting things through”)