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hydrophobic

Pronunciation: /ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪk/

Translation of hydrophobic in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 [Chemistry/Química] hidrófobo, hidrofóbico
    Example sentences
    • The polyurethane foam does not hold moisture and is hydrophobic (water repelling).
    • This part of the molecule is called hydrophobic, meaning water-hating.
    • With this kind of dual nature, the hydrophilic part will face the water and the hydrophobic part will exclude water.
  • 2 2.1 [Psychology/Psicología] hidrófobo 2.2 (rabid) [archaic] hidrófobo, rabioso

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