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capillary action

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Physics
capillary actioncaˌpillary ˈaction / $ ˌ.... ˈ../ noun [uncountable]  HP technical the force that makes a liquid rise up a narrow tube
Examples from the Corpus
capillary actionThe moving phase is any suitable solvent which travels along the paper by capillary action.
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