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What is "Waterproof" - Definition & Explanation

The ability of a fabric to prevent water penetration.
A term applied to fabrics whose pores have been closed, and therefore, will not allow water or air to pass through them.
A fabric that withstands penetration by water. Waterproof fabrics are generally coated with chemicals or laminated with a film that closes the pores.
Refers to fabrics that have been coated, laminated, or otherwise treated to prevent the penetration of water.
Materials that are impermeable by water.
Describes fabric that is completely resistant to water and does not breathe.
The use of the term in relation to treated cotton ducks is prohibited by the "Fair Trade Practices Act" unless :the product shall be impervious to the passage of any water so long as the fabric may endure". "Water Resistant" is the proper designation for cloths treated to resist water penetration and leakage.

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