capillary attraction


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capillary attraction

[′kap·ə‚ler·ē ə′trak·shən]
(fluid mechanics)
The force of adhesion existing between a solid and a liquid in capillarity.
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The moisture and dimensional measurements quantified the precise location of increasing moisture content and the corresponding change in width following moisture absorption from the base upwards to the top of the sample via capillary attraction.
Wurger, A., "Capillary Attraction of Charged Particles at a Curved Interface," Europhys.