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hydrophilic

[hahy-druh-fil-ik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈfɪl ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry.
1.
having a strong affinity for water.
noun
2.
Origin of hydrophilic
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; hydro-1 + -philic
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrophilic

hydrophilic

/ˌhaɪdrəʊˈfɪlɪk/
adjective
1.
(chem) tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water: a hydrophilic colloid Compare hydrophobic
Derived Forms
hydrophile, noun
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hydrophilic in Medicine

hydrophilic hy·dro·phil·ic (hī'drə-fĭl'ĭk)
adj.
Having an affinity for water; readily absorbing or dissolving in water.

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