adj. Shedding water. A substance or structure that is waterproof.

Pronounced hi-dro-fyuj.

Some water insects have 'hydrofuge hairs', short hairs that can trap air while they are diving underwater.

You may also see this word applied to man-made insulation, tiles, and water and stain resistant fabrics.

This word is more often used in French than in English, but it is slowly seeping into our language.