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Definition of "hydrophilic" [hydrophilic]

  • Having an affinity for water; readily absorbing or dissolving in water. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hydrophilic" in a sentence
  • "That's because when the titanium oxide interacts with sunlight it also creates what is called a hydrophilic surface that allows water to cascade off the panel in sheets rather than bead up."
  • "That's because when the titanium dioxide interacts with sunlight it also creates what is called a hydrophilic surface that allows water to cascade off the panel in sheets rather than bead up."
  • "Acetate and triacetate have a little absorbency, but much less than fibers classified as hydrophilic."