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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sealed)
a. hermetic
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
Desde que se rompe el sello hermético, el producto tiene una caducidad de una semana.When the hermetic seal is broken, the product has a shelf life of one week.
b. airtight (protecting from air)
Los trajes espaciales proporcionan a los astronautas un entorno hermético que les protege de las condiciones extremas del espacio exterior.The spacesuits provide the astronauts an airtight environment that protects them from the harsh environment of outer space.
c. watertight (protecting from water)
Me he comprado una bolsa hermética para poder bañarme con el celular en la playa.I bought a watertight bag to go swimming in the sea with my cell phone.
2. (impenetrable)
a. inscrutable
Su mirada hermética no me daba ninguna pista de lo que sentía en esos momentos.His inscrutable look gave me no clue as to what he was feeling in that moment.
b. secretive
Su madre le había enseñado que una señorita tiene que ser discreta, así que su comportamiento se volvió hermético.Her mother taught her that a lady has to be discreet, so her behavior became more secretive.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (al aire)
a. airtight, hermetic
2. (al agua)
a. watertight, hermetic
3. (persona)
a. inscrutable, uncommunicative
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1 (cerrado) (gen) hermetic; (al aire) airtight; (al agua) watertight
2 (inescrutable) [+teoría] watertight; [+misterio] impenetrable; [+persona] reserved; secretive
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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