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Dictionary entry overview: What does hydrophilic mean?
• HYDROPHILIC (adjective)
The adjective HYDROPHILIC has 1 sense:
1. having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water
Familiarity information: HYDROPHILIC used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water
deliquescent ((especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air)
hydrophobic (lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water)
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