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capillary action definition

  • noun:
    • See capillarity.
    • The drawing of a liquid (often against gravity) into or up thin interstices considering surface tension
    • a phenomenon connected with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or despair of liquids in capillary vessel
    • See capillarity.
    • The design of a liquid (frequently against gravity) into or up thin interstices as a result of surface stress
    • an occurrence of surface stress and causing the elevation or despair of liquids in capillaries
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