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Definition of "hydrophobe" []

  • A hydrophobic compound or material (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hydrophobe" in a sentence
  • "In chemistry, hydrophobicity (from the combining form of water in Attic Greek hydro - and for fear phobos) refers to the physical property of a molecule (known as a hydrophobe) that is repelled from a mass of water."
  • "“This is usually buggier than a pay-by-the hour motel, slower than a 90 year old driver, and more unstable than a hydrophobe at a waterpark.”"
  • "That he was hydrophobe, hating partial contact by immersion or total by submersion in cold water, (his last bath having taken place in the month of October of the preceding year), disliking the aqueous substances of glass and crystal, distrusting aquacities of thought and language."