What does capillarity mean?

capillarity meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1806, from French capillarit

capillarity meaning in General Dictionary

a phenomenon involving area stress and causing the height or despair of liquids in capillary vessel

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  • 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.

Sentence Examples with the word capillarity

It tends to improve the tilth and the capillarity of the soil by binding sands together somewhat and by opening up clays.

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