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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in tiny blood vessels.

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  • The word capillarity is of Latin derivation, and signifies hair-like slenderness.
  • As already explained on page 10, a process called capillarity enables moisture to rise in the soil as plants need it.
  • They serve to absorb and conduct water by capillarity.
  • Its place is taken by water brought from below by capillarity. for more
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