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hydrophobic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydrophobic  \Hy`dro*phob"ic\,  a.  [L.  hydrophobicus  Gr  ?:  cf 
  F.  hydrophobique.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  hydrophobia;  producing  or  caused  by 
  rabies;  as  hydrophobic  symptoms;  the  hydrophobic  poison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hydrophobic 
  adj  1:  (chemistry)  lacking  affinity  for  water;  tending  not  to 
  dissolve  in  mix  with  or  be  wetted  by  water  [ant:  {hydrophilic}] 
  2:  abnormally  afraid  of  water  [syn:  {aquaphobic}] 




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