from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The force that results from greater adhesion of a liquid to a solid surface than internal cohesion of the liquid itself and that causes the liquid to be raised against a vertical surface, as water is in a clean glass tube. It is the force that allows a porous material to soak up a liquid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the apparent attraction or repulsion between a solid and liquid caused by capillarity. See Capillarity, and Attraction.
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