impermeable impermeable


  • (adj) preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through

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  1. Leave Me Alone suggests he is turning away from everything, back again to the desperate comforts of his own impermeable world of fantasy.
  2. Even the Great Wall of China was not impermeable.
  3. It is the great invisible buffer, impermeable to communication, that separates the nation's capital from the nation.


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  1. "The Australian Government believes that we should not plan our water resources as though state borders are impassable or even impermeable barriers," Mr Turnbull said. "We've got to think as Australians and if there's a possibility for water...
    on Feb 18, 2007 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: The Australian

  2. "You have a mile of impermeable clay on top of the sandstone. The really big earthquake in Sumatra caused a rupture that was about 10 meters. We're talking about sequestering the CO2 under at least 2,000 meters of clay. It's not possible to have an...
    on Apr 26, 2009 By: Daniel Source: The Star-Ledger -

  3. "People are not born good or born evil. It's not an impermeable line," said Zimbardo, who led the Stanford Prison Experiment which illustrated the power of situational forces and group dynamics.
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Philip Zimbardo Source: Reuters

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