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Meaning of capillarity

cap•il•lar•i•ty

Pronunciation: (kap"u-lar'i-tē), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda manifestation of surface tension by which the portion of the surface of a liquid coming in contact with a solid is elevated or depressed, depending on the adhesive or cohesive properties of the liquid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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