Definition of impermeable in English:

impermeable

Line breaks: im|per¦me|able
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpəːmɪəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

impermeability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
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  • Because the photodamaged lysosomes still maintained the impermeability to sucrose, both the normal and photodamaged lysosomes suffered the same degree of osmotic stress in the hypotonic sucrose medium.
  • Pedestrian access and routes have also been improved; this was an important consideration, given the site's impermeability (enmeshed by motorways and slip roads) and that many staff will arrive on foot.
  • He contrasts this with the impermeability of the anti-absorptive text, which produces ‘artifice, boredom, exaggeration, attention scattering, distraction, digression’.

Origin

late 17th century: from French imperméable, or from late Latin impermeabilis, from in- 'not' + permeabilis (see permeable).

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