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(textiles, chemistry) A chemical used to make fabric water-repellent.
All bags are made of water repellent canvas with wax leather trim and brass mountings.
For a similar reason, the application of colorless water repellent solutions is also inadvisable.
Footwear is made of leather because it is comfortable, supportive, naturally water-repellent and breathable.
A lightweight, water repellent jacket, which is fully windproof, will allow for improved breathability whilst preventing the effects of wind chill.
However, using a clear water repellent coating will help to prevent fading.
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