impermeableness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n impermeableness the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n impermeableness The state of being impermeable.
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Usage

In literature:

Upon Victoria, with all her impermeability, it was inevitable that such a companionship should have produced, eventually, an effect.
"Queen Victoria" by Lytton Strachey
The fog, in fact, had risen, but still hung above the house- tops, impermeable by any heavenly beam.
"The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft" by George Gissing
Modern anatomists know that the heart is divided into two approximately equal parts by an impermeable septum of tough fibres.
"A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
The strange something that Mr. Bessel has compared to a sheet of glass separated them impermeably.
"Twelve Stories and a Dream" by H. G. Wells
This renders it perfectly impermeable to fluids, and, in a great measure, even to gases.
"Familiar Letters of Chemistry" by Justus Liebig
He spread his wisdom by spiritual contagion rather than impermeable precept.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
In the interior of the cylinder there is a metallic cup which is connected with the central reservoir by an impermeable membrane, I.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 299" by Various
Sealing is accomplished not only in the process of canning but by covering with substances which are impermeable.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
A marsh, or a tract of land, which from its form and impermeable bottom retains stagnant water.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It renders the foundations and superstructure of buildings impermeable to humidity.
"The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II" by Thomas Lord Cochrane
The bulk of the dam rests on impermeable material of sufficient supporting power.
"Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone" by G. Harvey Ralphson
He was so gross, so impermeable to all the subtler issues of being.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
They consist simply of wooden uprights to which are affixed cross-pieces that support an impermeable canvas.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
The interior of the wall is plastered with gypsum in order to render it impermeable.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888" by Various
Asphalt is noiseless and impermeable (thereby serving the "double sanitary purpose" mentioned by Dr. Price).
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
Your mind still runs in the channel of your lost impermeability.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
The decontagion suit was non-porous and impermeable, covering completely the rest of his body.
"Bolden's Pets" by F. L. Wallace
Jean Cornbutte contrived to surround this part of the pipe with some metallic canvas, which is impermeable by heat.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
The art flower-pot, containing a fine specimen of the Upas plant, swathed in impermeable sacking?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 22nd, 1890" by Various
Impermeable a l'air Air tight.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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In poetry:

Before, behind, around, surge on
Those unknown Great, whose yeast,
Impermeant, ensures result,
Tho' Hope's own song had ceased.
"May Day" by Bernard O Dowd

In news:

An absorbent article comprising liquid-permeable and a liquid impermeable surface layers surrounding an absorption body has been patented.
The Rosamond Dry Lake Bed surface is impermeable, so after it rains, it dries up and cracks, forming a "potato chip effect" that feels smooth but creates a unique crunching sound.
Pump Up the Volume Six ways to wear an impermeable coat.
The result will be lasting and impermeable peace, and harmony in every nuance of our experience.
Composed of four layers, the underlay is breathable, watertight and impermeable to urine and blood.
Cap a 28-acre landfill by evenly grading the entire site and providing a cover impermeable to the elements to prevent runoff from migrating through the refuse, getting contaminated and reaching the groundwater.
This dense ceramic outer shell is impermeable to water, and resists impact, abrasion, chemicals, and fire.
Reheat the uncompacted edge of asphalt while paving, creating a high-density, impermeable longitudinal joint.
Ranchers in my area were concerned that our water would be contaminated by this pollution, but we were always assured that the waste ponds would be lined with impermeable materials and would not leak.
Throughout this temperature range, the material is optically stable, non-crazing and impermeable to moisture.
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In science:

In this model neighboring sites are connected by bonds which are conducting with probability p and impermeable otherwise.
Multifractal current distribution in random diode networks
Feng and He studied purely inviscid gels with impermeable boundary as governed by the stress-diffusion coupling model.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
We consider the cases of impermeable and fully permeable boundary between the gel and the environmental fluid.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
Permeability also promotes stress concentration, but with the interior stress being lower than that in the impermeable case.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
We will analyze two cases that correspond to impermeability and full permeability of the boundary, respectively.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
We assume that the boundary of the gel is impermeable to solvent, so that the normal component of the vectorial condition (2.17) holds on ∂Ω.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
The conclusion that the triple (u, q , p) is a unique weak solution of the system follows as in the case of impermeable boundary.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
We now assume that ∂Ω is impermeable to the solvent.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
We now state the following theorem, which proof is analogous to that of the case of impermeable boundary.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
Since ˜F is impermeable, it has a strict lower compressing disc Dl .
Almost normal Heegaard surfaces
The boundary conditions are also essentially similar: the “outer” boundary, which effectively models the radiative–convective interface, is in both cases assumed to be impermeable and rotating differentially with an angular velocity profile given by equation (1); the magnetic field is matched onto a potential field.
Dynamics of the solar tachocline II: the stratified case
The flows considered by GM98 do not originate from within the tachocline and can therefore not be appropriately modelled by a numerical scheme in which the radiative–convective interface is assumed to be impermeable (as in Paper I and BZ06).
Dynamics of the solar tachocline II: the stratified case
In fact, they exist even if the radiative– convective interface is assumed to be impermeable.
Dynamics of the solar tachocline II: the stratified case
This fact is probably at the origin of the impermeable boundary conditions selected by Paper I and by BZ06, in spite the obvious contradiction with GM98’s intent.
Dynamics of the solar tachocline II: the stratified case
GB08 showed that when the interface is impermeable, as assumed in Paper I and by BZ06, then the amplitude of the thermo-viscous mode is negligible for microscopic solar values of the diffusivities.
Dynamics of the solar tachocline II: the stratified case
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