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(General Physics) a phenomenon caused by surface tension and resulting in the distortion, elevation, or depression of the surface of a liquid in contact with a solid. Also called: capillary action
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cap•il•lar•i•ty(ˌkæp əˈlær ɪ ti)
the elevation or depression of part of a liquid surface coming in contact with a solid.
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The rise or fall of a liquid in a narrow tube, caused by the relative attraction of its molecules for each other and the tube wall.
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|Noun||1.||capillarity - a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries|
surface tension - a phenomenon at the surface of a liquid caused by intermolecular forces
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capillarity[ˌkæpɪˈlærɪtɪ] N → capilaridad f
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capillarity[ˌkæpɪˈlærɪtɪ] n (Phys) → capillarità
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