a) Lacking an affinity for water; unable to absorb, or be wetted by water.
b) Of, or having hydrophobia (rabies).
See Also: hydrophobe

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydrophobic — hydrophobic. См. гидрофобный. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • hydrophobic — 1807, from HYDROPHOBIA (Cf. hydrophobia) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hydrophobic —  Hydrophobic  Гидрофобный   Термин ―гидрофобный‖ применительно к описанию свойств материалов характеризует материалы, угол смачивания которых водой превышает 90º. Гидрофобные свойства соответствуют материалам с низкой поверхностной свободной… …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • hydrophobic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) tending to repel or fail to mix with water. 2) of or suffering from hydrophobia …   English terms dictionary

  • hydrophobic — [hī΄drəfōb΄hī΄drəfō′bik] adj. 1. of or having hydrophobia 2. not capable of uniting with or absorbing water: Also hydrophobe [hī΄drəfōb΄] …   English World dictionary

  • hydrophobic — 1. Relating to or suffering from hydrophobia. 2. Lacking an affinity for water molecules, as opposed to hydrophilic. SYN: apolar (2). 3. Tending not to dissolve in water. 4. Nonpolar. * * * hy·dro·pho·bic fō bik adj 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • hydrophobic — adjective Date: 1807 1. of, relating to, or suffering from hydrophobia 2. lacking affinity for water • hydrophobicity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hydrophobic — (hi dro fo bik) A nonpolar substance lacking affinity for water (or which is not readily soluble in water) …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • hydrophobic — hydrophobicity /huy dreuh foh bis i tee/, n. /huy dreuh foh bik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to hydrophobia. 2. Chem. having little or no affinity for water. Cf. oleophilic. [1640 50; HYDROPHOBE + IC] * * * …   Universalium

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