humectation


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humectation

(ˌhjuːmɛkˈteɪʃən)
n
(Pathology) pathol oedema
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Increased tensile strength was due to higher humectation with the greater proportion of resin in the composite material because the nylon fiber is hydrophilic, which is why it absorbs a great amount of resin and if the amount of resin to be used is not sufficient pores are easily generated on the material.
In these months, tides favor humectation of the marsh (Centro de Investigacioi n Cientifica y de Educacioi n Superior de Ensenada, http://oceanografia.
In order to avoid the humectation of the cold zones of the walls of the closing construction, at the interior face of the walls, one provides a first impermeable layer at water.