leaky meaning

[ 'li:ki ] Pronunciation:   "leaky" in a sentence
  • Adjective: leaky (leakier,leakiest)  leekee
    1. Permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases
      "a leaky roof"; "a leaky defence system" 
    2. Used informally; unable to retain urine 
    3. Prone to communicate confidential information
      - blabbermouthed, talebearing, tattling

    Derived forms: leakier, leakiest

    See also: communicative, communicatory, drafty [N. Amer], draughty [Brit, Cdn], drippy, holey, incontinent, leak, leakiness, oozing, oozy, permeable, porous, seeping, unseaworthy

    Antonym: tight

    Encyclopedia: Leaky

  • [Electronics]
    1. Descriptive of a capacitor in which the dielectric material is not a perfect insulator.
    2. Descriptive of imperfect shielding in a coaxial transmission line.
    3. Descriptive of a waveguide with imperfect shielding.

  • [Medicine]
    adj : relating to or being a mutant gene that changes the structure of the protein and esp. an enzyme that it determines so that some but not all of its biological activity is lost; also : being such a protein with subnormal activity


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