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water-repellentadjective

uk   /ˈwɔː.tə.rɪˌpel.ənt/  us   /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ-/ US (UK showerproof)
Water-repellent ​clothing or ​material does not ​absorbwater when it is ​raininglightly
(Definition of water-repellent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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water-repellentadjective

 us   /ˈwɔ·t̬ər·riˌpel·ənt, ˈwɑt̬·ər-/ (also water-resistant,  us   /ˈwɔ·t̬ər·riˌzɪs·tənt, ˈwɑt̬·ər-/ )
able to ​keeprain from being ​absorbed
(Definition of water-repellent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “water-repellent”
in Chinese (Simplified) (衣服或材料)防雨的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (衣服或材料)防雨的…
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