impervious adj : not admitting of passage or capable of being affected; "a material impervious to water"; "someone impervious to argument" [syn: imperviable] [ant: pervious]
EtymologyFrom impervius "cannot be passed through," from in- "not" + pervius "letting things through"
- unaffected or
unable to be affected
- The man was completely impervious to the deception we were trying.
- preventative of
- Although patchworked and sagging, the roof proved impervious to the weather.
- immune to damage or effect
- The old car seemed to be impervious to the wear and tear of age.
unaffected or unable to be affected by
- Russian: непроницаемый, невосприимчивый, неуязвимый
preventative of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable
- Russian: непроницаемый
immune to damage or effect
- Russian: невосприимчивый, неуязвимый
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