Definition of waterproof in English:

waterproof

Line breaks: water|proof
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəpruːf
 
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adjective

noun

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verb

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  • Make impervious to water: a plastic case waterproofs this disposable camera
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    • This week, one team has to find a way of waterproofing a tent to take on an expedition, while the other team builds a seismograph out of an old alarm clock.
    • Work includes repointing and waterproofing the tower and is expected to start shortly as the weather warms up.
    • Many kinds of vehicles were waterproofed for D-Day, including tanks and jeeps.

Derivatives

waterproofer

noun
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  • I've had one waterproofer come out for an estimate, which I don't have yet but expect to be substantial (he wants to dig down to the foundation, apply a rubber/polymer layer to the wall, then recover the wall, regrade, and put in a drain).
  • Mid-Co is one of the best waterproofers out there.
  • Consumers who buy three gallons of waterproofers can mail in proof of purchase to receive a baseball valued at $75 and autographed by one of the Hall of Famers.

waterproofness

noun
More example sentences
  • There are countless models on the market, but most involve some compromise between breathability and true waterproofness.
  • Regarding footwear, waterproofness is likely to be more important than warmth.
  • As a result, latex modified mortar and concrete have an improved waterproofness over ordinary mortar and concrete.

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