Complete Definition of "impervious"

English

Etymology
From L. impervius "cannot be passed through," from in- "not" + pervius "letting things through"

Pronunciation
a|UK IPA|/ɪmpÉviÉs/ a|US IPA|/ɪmËpÉ.vi.És/
rhymes|ÉË(r)viÉs

Adjective
en-adj

  1. unaffected or unable to be affected by

#: The man was completely impervious to the deception we were trying.

  1. preventative of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable

#: Although patchworked and sagging, the roof proved impervious to the weather.

  1. immune to damage or effect

#: The old car seemed to be impervious to the wear and tear of age.

Translations
trans-top|unaffected or unable to be affected by
trans-mid
Russian: t|ru|непÑониÑаемÑй|trn'epronicájemyj, t|ru|невоÑпÑиимÑивÑй|trn'evospriímÄivyj, t|ru|неÑÑзвимÑй|tr=n'eujazvímyj
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trans-top|preventative of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable
trans-mid
Russian: t|ru|непÑониÑаемÑй|tr=n'epronicájemyj
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trans-top|immune to damage or effect
trans-mid
Russian: t|ru|невоÑпÑиимÑивÑй|trn'evospriímÄivyj, t|ru|неÑÑзвимÑй|trn'eujazvímyj
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Related terms
imperviously
imperviousness

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