Definition of watertight in English:

watertight

Line breaks: water|tight
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtətʌɪt
 
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adjective

1Closely sealed, fastened, or fitted so that no water enters or passes through: a watertight compartment
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  • When the sections compress the rubber, this should form a watertight seal.
  • The watertight seals over structural joints tend to deteriorate over time as the caulking becomes less sticky and dislodges.
  • Because of the freeze-and-thaw cycle, concrete dikes tend to require annual maintenance to seal cracks and remain watertight.
Synonyms
2(Of an argument or account) unable to be disputed or questioned: their alibis are watertight
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  • At least I've finally found a watertight argument against Alec ever moving me to the countryside.
  • That argument is not watertight, however, because existing law does not formally allow euthanasia, for a variety of reasons mentioned briefly above.
  • I will lay it on the line - there is not one such fossil for which one could make a watertight argument.
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