wet·​ta·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌwe-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce wettability (audio) \

Definition of wettability

: the quality or state of being wettable : the degree to which something can be wet

Examples of wettability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reason has to do with the wettability of the container and the viscosity of the substance. H. Joachim Schlichting, Scientific American, "Ketchup Is Not Just a Condiment: It Is Also a Non-Newtonian Fluid," 12 Mar. 2021 Instead of focusing on the water or the light, the researchers from MIT and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals looked at the surfaces where the two would interact, which can be measured using a metric called wettability. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Made Water Move Using Only Light," 25 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of wettability

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Wettability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wettability. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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