capillary action

noun

Definition of capillary action

  1. :  capillarity 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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1809

First Known Use of capillary action

1809


CAPILLARY ACTION Defined for Kids

capillary action

noun

Definition of capillary action for Students

  1. :  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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