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  • imperviously — impervious ► ADJECTIVE 1) not allowing fluid to pass through. 2) (impervious to) unable to be affected by. DERIVATIVES imperviously adverb imperviousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Imperviously — Impervious Im*per vi*ous, a. [L. impervius; pref. im not + per through + via way. See {Voyage}.] Not pervious; not admitting of entrance or passage through; as, a substance impervious to water or air. [1913 Webster] This gulf impassable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imperviously — adverb see impervious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imperviously — See impervious. * * * …   Universalium

  • imperviously — adv. impenetrably, impassably; in a manner which is not susceptible to harm or injury, invulnerably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • imperviously — im·pervi·ously …   English syllables

  • imperviously — adverb see impervious …   Useful english dictionary

  • impervious — imperviously, adv. imperviousness, n. /im perr vee euhs/, adj. 1. not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable: The coat is impervious to rain. 2. incapable of being injured or impaired: impervious to wear and tear. 3. incapable of being… …   Universalium

  • Impenetrably — Im*pen e*tra*bly, adv. In an impenetrable manner or state; imperviously. Impenetrably armed. Milton. Impenetrably dull. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impervious — adjective Etymology: Latin impervius, from in + pervius pervious Date: 1640 1. a. not allowing entrance or passage ; impenetrable < a coat impervious to rain > b. not capable of being damaged or harmed < a carpet impervious to rough treatment > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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