water-repellent [-ri pel′ənt]
The definition of water repellent is something that, when exposed to liquid, reacts with the liquid to cause it to move away instead of to be penetrated or soaked in.adjective
An example of water repellent is a spray that you can put on wood to keep it from soaking in water and beginning to rot or warp.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
that repels water but is not thoroughly waterproof
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Resistant to penetration by water but not entirely waterproof.