humectation


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humectation

(ˌhjuːmɛkˈteɪʃən)
n
(Pathology) pathol oedema
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To perform successively (and successfully) the functions of mastication, humectation, and deglutition.
This sample undergoes a second humectation route (sorption process) by excessive addition of water followed by a moderate agitation.
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.cicese.mx/ predmar/), maintaining the concentration of flies predated by black terns.