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capillary attraction

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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