Water-resistant definition

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That repels water for a short time but is not thoroughly waterproof.
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That slows the penetration of water (but is not waterproof)
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The definition of water resistant is something that will not be penetrated by liquid or destroyed by exposure to liquid but that will instead repel the liquid.

An example of a water resistant watch is one you can wear in the water while swimming without ruining it.

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Resistant to damage by water.

A water-resistant watch; water-resistant wallboard.

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