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Dictionary entry overview: What does hydrophobic mean?
• HYDROPHOBIC (adjective)
The adjective HYDROPHOBIC has 2 senses:
1. lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water
2. abnormally afraid of water
Familiarity information: HYDROPHOBIC used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||hydrophobic [BACK TO TOP]|
Lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water
hydrophilic (having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water)
|Sense 2||hydrophobic [BACK TO TOP]|
Abnormally afraid of water
afraid (filled with fear or apprehension)
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