from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having an affinity for water; readily absorbing or dissolving in water.
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- adj. having an affinity for water; able to absorb, or be wetted by water
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hydrophil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water
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That's because when the titanium oxide interacts with sunlight it also creates what is called a hydrophilic surface that allows water to cascade off the panel in sheets rather than bead up.
That's because when the titanium dioxide interacts with sunlight it also creates what is called a hydrophilic surface that allows water to cascade off the panel in sheets rather than bead up.
Acetate and triacetate have a little absorbency, but much less than fibers classified as hydrophilic.
Glass is hydrophilic, which is why a thin glass tube will draw water into itself via capillary action.
On one end of the molecule is hydrophilic, meaning it likes water: it can be dissolved by water.
A critical feature of micelles is that they combine two types of polymers, one being hydrophobic and the other hydrophilic, meaning they are either unable or able to mix with water.
But when carbon dioxide is added, the solvent becomes hydrophilic, meaning it mixes with water and doesn't like to be in oil.
At the heart of the clean-up effort is an innovative membrane that is both oleophilic and hydrophilic, meaning it soaks up oil and water.
Chia seeds form a hydrophilic colloidal suspension gel in water because of their high soluble fiber content.
The ability of chia seeds to form a hydrophilic gel helps in maintaining normal blood sugar levels and promoting gentle detoxification by physically cleaning the lining of the digestive tract during transit.