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hy·dro·phil·ic

 (hī′drə-fĭl′ĭk)
adj.
Having an affinity for water; readily absorbing or dissolving in water.

hy′dro·phile′ (-fīl′) n.
hy′dro·phi·lic′i·ty (-fə-lĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

hydrophilic

(ˌhaɪdrəʊˈfɪlɪk)
adj
(Chemistry) chem tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water: a hydrophilic colloid. Compare hydrophobic
ˈhydroˌphile n

hy•dro•phil•ic

(ˌhaɪ drəˈfɪl ɪk)

adj.
having a strong affinity for water; readily absorbing water.
[1900–05]

hydrophilic

Water-loving. In solution, refers to a chemical or part of a chemical that is highly attracted to water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hydrophilic - having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
hydrophobic - lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water
Translations
hydrofil
hydrofilowy

hy·dro·phil·ic

a. hidrofílico-a, que tiene tendencia a retener agua.
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There are tight connections between the film-forming process of latex and boiling points and hydrophilia of alcohols.
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