imbibitional


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im·bi·bi·tion

 (ĭm′bə-bĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of imbibing.
2. Chemistry Absorption of fluid by a colloid or porous solid that often results in swelling.

im′bi·bi′tion·al adj.

imbibitional

(ˌɪmbɪˈbɪʃənəl)
adj
relating to imbibition
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electro-osmosis, capillary action, imbibitional forces, atmospheric
The excess water could cause imbibitional damage to the seed membrane, which the seed is unable to repair (Tully et al, 1981; Ladror et al.