What is the antonym of “hydropositive”?
The antonyms of hydropositive are hydrophobic and water-repelling. The antonyms hydrophobic and water-repelling describe a substance that does not mix with water or repels water.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Tending to repel or fail to mix with water.
The hydrophobic coating on the car's windshield repelled water droplets, making it easier to see while driving in the rain.
Resistant to absorbing or being penetrated by water.
The water-repelling fabric of the jacket kept the wearer dry during the heavy rain.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Hydrophobic is a scientific term used to describe a substance that repels or fails to mix with water.
- 2Water-repelling is a more general term used to describe a material that resists absorbing or being penetrated by water.
Good things to know
- 1Science: Use hydrophobic to describe substances that repel water in scientific contexts.
- 2Everyday Life: Use water-repelling to describe materials that resist water in everyday contexts such as clothing, furniture, and electronics.