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Categories: Fluid dynamics, Hydrology, Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource reference
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capillary action  capillarity  Capilary action  capillarity action  Capillarity effect
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A phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries WordNet 3.0
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A phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
Capillary action is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, or even in opposition to, external forces like gravity. Wikipedia
The drawing of liquid into a tube or porous material Wikipedia Disambiguation
Ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces Wikidata
The drawing of a liquid (often against gravity) into or up narrow interstices due to surface tension. Wiktionary
Drawing of a liquid up interstices. Wiktionary (translation)