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hydrophilic

a. (context physics chemistry English) Having an affinity for water; able to absorb, or be wetted by water.

WordNet
hydrophilic

adj. having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water [ant: hydrophobic]

Usage examples of "hydrophilic".

The weather cloth of her trousers and shirt shed water like glass, and the blunter dried in seconds in the hydrophilic blasts.

Reclaimed rubber can be redispersed when mixed with hydrophilic colloids: glue, soap, even clay.

He followed out the invaginated unit-membrance to the flattened, sac-like cristae, returned along the external second membrane, focused on the hydrophilic outer compartment.

  He followed out the invaginated unit-membrane to the flattened, sac-like cristae, returned along the external second membrane, focused on the hydrophilic outer compartment.

He followed out the invaginated unit-membrane to the flattened, sac-like cristae, returned along the external second membrane, focused on the hydrophilic outer compartment.