The tendency of a liquid in a capillary tube to rise as a result of surface forces.
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- Recent research confirms that the adhesive effects are due to van der Waals forces rather than capillary attraction or suction.
- The filler metal is distributed between the closely fitted surfaces of the joint by capillary attraction.
- That is, he wanted to rule out other types of attraction such as capillary attraction of water to a surface or a strongly polar surface.