Absorption of water.
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- (chemistry) the absorption of a liquid by a solid or gel
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[ Confer French imbibition
.] The act or process of imbibing, or absorbing; as, the post-mortem imbibition
of poisons. Bacon.
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1. Absorption of fluid by a solid body without resultant chemical change in either. ... 2. Taking up of water by a gel, thereby increasing its size. ... Origin: L. Im-bibo, to drink in (in + bibo) ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(im″bĭ-bish´әn) absorption of a liquid.
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• (n.) The act or process of imbibing, or absorbing; as, the post-mortem imbibition of poisons.
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(from the article `Sachs, (Ferdinand Gustav) Julius von`) ...der Experimental Physiologie der Pflanzen (1865), he discussed how root hairs remove water from the soil and deliver it to other cells of the ...
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imbibition The act of imbibing.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: im′bi-bish′ŭn Definitions: 1. Absorption of fluid by a solid body without resultant chemical change in either. 2. Taking up of water by a gel, thereby increasing its size.
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Imbibition is defined as the displacement of one fluid by another immiscible fluid. This process is controlled and affected by a variety of factors. In spontaneous imbibition of wetting liquids into porous media (also called wicking), the capillary pressure, created as a result of interplay of the liquid and solid surface energies, is responsible
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