hydrophobic

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hy·dro·pho·bic / ˌhīdrəˈfōbik/ • adj. 1. tending to repel or fail to mix with water. The opposite of hydrophilic.2. of or suffering from hydrophobia.DERIVATIVES: hy·dro·pho·bic·i·ty / -fōˈbisitē/ n.

hydrophobic

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hydrophobic Applied to a molecule or surface that can resist wetting or solvation by water. The ability is characteristic of non-polar compounds (see NON-POLAR MOLECULE).

hydrophobic

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hydrophobic Applied to a molecule or surface that can resist wetting or solvation by water. The ability is characteristic of non-polar compounds.

hydrophobic

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hydrophobic Applied to a molecule or surface that can resist wetting or solvation by water. The ability is characteristic of non-polar compounds.

hydrophobic

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hydrophobic Lacking affinity for water.