What does capillary action mean?

capillary action meaning in General Dictionary

a sensation of surface tension and causing the height or depression of fluids in capillary vessel

capillary action meaning in Chemistry Dictionary

The drawing of a liquid up the inside of a small-bore tube whenever adhesive causes go beyond cohesive forces, or perhaps the despair associated with the area associated with the fluid when cohesive causes exceed the adhesive causes.

Sentence Examples with the word capillary action

By this capillary action water may be transferred to the upper layers of the soil from a depth of several feet below the surface.

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