Water repellent

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Description

A surface or finish that is very resistant to the penetration of water. Water repellent coatings can be paint, rubber, plastic, wax, or asphalt. They are used on textiles, leather, metals, cement, masonry, and paper.

Synonyms and Related Terms

water-repellent; water-resistant; water resistant; water resistance; water repellency

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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