What is another word for watertight?

Pronunciation: [wˈɔːtətˌa͡ɪt] (IPA)

Watertight is an adjective that describes a condition or a quality of being impervious to water, air, or any fluid. There are several synonyms of the word watertight used commonly to express the same meaning. Some of the synonyms for watertight are hermetic, airtight, impermeable, leakproof, solid, tight, secure, impervious, impregnable, and impenetrable. Hermetic refers to something being completely sealed, airtight refers to something that is impenetrable to air, and impermeable refers to a material that is impervious to water or any fluid. Leakproof refers to something capable of preventing leaks, while impregnable and impenetrable refer to something completely inaccessible or inviolable.

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What are the opposite words for watertight?

There are several antonyms for the word "watertight", including leaky, porous, permeable, and permeative. "Leaky" refers to something that cannot prevent or contain the passage of water or other fluids. "Porous" suggests that something allows fluids or gases to pass through its surface or porous gaps. "Permeable" is similar to porous in its meaning, referring to something that is easily penetrated or passed through by fluids or gases. "Permeative" is a synonym of permeable, indicating something that allows substances to penetrate or pass through its surface or matrix. All of these antonyms suggest the opposite of watertight, which means completely sealed and impenetrable to water.

Usage examples for Watertight

Nils, are you sure the boats are perfectly watertight?
"Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories"
Mrs. Woods Baker
Our water-bottles too held insufficient water: we only had about one and a quarter pint between us, Buckley having a small flask and I a watertight tobacco tin.
"The Escaping Club"
A. J. Evans
The beds were all in watertight canvas bags, and so were their spare clothes, so matters might have been worse.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri"
Emerson Hough

Famous quotes with Watertight

  • I do not find the supposed scientific consensus among my colleagues. Curiously, it is a feature of man-made global warming that every fact confirms it: rising temperatures or decreasing temperatures. No matter what the weather, some model of global warming offers a watertight explanation.
    Javier Cuadros
  • Ensure that your script is watertight. If it's not on the page, it will never magically appear on the screen.
    Richard E. Grant
  • Wouldn't it be better to have a watertight law designed to catch the guilty, rather than a press release law designed to catch the headlines?
    William Hague
  • These effects of mescalin are the sort of effects you could expect to follow the administration of a drug having the power to impair the efficiency of the cerebral reducing valve. When the brain runs out of sugar, the undernourished ego grows weak, can't be bothered to undertake the necessary chores, and loses all interest in those spatial and temporal relationships which mean so much to an organism bent on getting on in the world. As Mind at Large seeps past the no longer watertight valve, all kinds of biologically useless things start to happen. … Other persons discover a world of visionary beauty. To others again is revealed the glory, the infinite value and meaningfulness of naked existence, of the given, unconceptualized event.
    Aldous Huxley

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