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Capillary action (capillarity) The term 'Capillary action (capillarity)' as it applies to the area of reclamation can be defined as ' The rise or movement of water in the interstices of a soil or rock due to capillary forces. The process by which water rises through rock, sediment or soil caused by the cohesion between water molecules and an adhesion between water and other materials that pulls the water upward. A property of surface tension that draws water upwards. See capillary movement'.
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