1806, from French capillarit
a phenomenon involving area stress and causing the height or despair of liquids in capillary vessel
- the standard or condition to be capillary.
- The particular action wherein the outer lining of a liquid, in which it is in contact with a good (as with a capillary tube), is raised or depressed; capillary attraction.
It tends to improve the tilth and the capillarity of the soil by binding sands together somewhat and by opening up clays.