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HYDROPHILIC

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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 


HYDROPHILIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water

Similar:

deliquescent ((especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Antonym:

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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