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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Lacking affinity for water

Usage examples (33)
  • Rabid animals are hydrophobic.
  • The other end of the same molecule is hydrophobic, meaning it doesn't like water, and this end is actually able to dissolve grease molecules.
  • This solvent is hydrophobic, meaning it mixes with oils and doesn't like water.
  • Human hair is hydrophobic, meaning that it deflects water but still absorbs oil. for more
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