capillary action

noun

Definition of capillary action

: capillarity sense 2 The liquid returns to the evaporation section of the heat pipe along a wick by means of capillary action.Science News, 22 July 1989

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First Known Use of capillary action

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of capillary action was in 1809

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“Capillary action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capillary%20action. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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capillary action

noun

Kids Definition of capillary action

: the action by which the surface of a liquid where it is in contact with a solid (as in a capillary tube) is raised or lowered

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