wet·​ta·​bil·​i·​ty ˌwe-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce wettability (audio)
: 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 One is our wettability enhancement technology. Kao Contributor, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 The adjuvants developed by Kao have high wettability and permeability. Kao Contributor, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 The reason has to do with the wettability of the container and the viscosity of the substance. H. Joachim Schlichting, Scientific American, 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, 25 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wettability was in 1913

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“Wettability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wettability. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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