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im·per·me·a·ble

(im-per'mē-ă-bĕl),
Not permeable; not permitting the passage of substances (for example, liquids, gases) or heat through a membrane or other structure.
Synonym(s): impervious
[L. im- permeabilis, not to be passed through]

impervious

(ĭm-pĕr′vē-ŭs) [L. impervius]
Unable to be penetrated.
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The overall imperviousness is relatively low, depicting a large basin with mixed land use, which has a high impact on reducing the runoff coefficient.
Where: %IMP is percent imperviousness of the unprotected area of the block group
According to Thermamax, the technical challenge for these new-generation compensator insulation systems was to combine the benefits of Thermamax direct insulations (tmax integral insulation) regarding insulating properties, durability and imperviousness with the technical requirements of compensators and bellows with respect to flexibility.
Whether or not the rejection of an historicist methodology, however, and the consequential imperviousness to falsification, amounts to a criticism of the 'New Wittgenstein' approach, is a question which involves a value judgment which each reader must make for him/herself.
Our argument is that the actions of Deputies, both in the past as well as the present, will have a clear effect in their electoral chances and in increasing their imperviousness to scandal.
The extra infill housing will have added somewhat to the imperviousness of the catchment and this is known to be harmful to invertebrate populations, especially if the impervious surfaces are directly connected to the water ways.
Current methods of managing storm water largely fail to address the underlying problem of imperviousness.
For, in addition to their structural soundness and imperviousness to the passage of air, they are also keenly adept at resisting the passage of heat.
Miller's Consuming Religion is the imperviousness of consumerism to dissent.
Furthermore, Klawitter argues that Jones's indictment reveals the power of propaganda to influence "American life" when he states: "It clearly shows considerable concern about the subversive power of propaganda, and perhaps, by suggestion, not too much trust in the democratic imperviousness of U.
Stepping outside does come with its challenges, including passing UL (Underwriters Laboratories) safety approvals and imperviousness to the elements, such as heat and humidity.
She has a long-boned, still beauty but although her eyes dart in worry and widen in terror, her features retain a chilly imperviousness to emotion that flattens her performance.