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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wet-uh-bil-i-tee]
    • /ˌwɛt əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wet-uh-bil-i-tee]
    • /ˌwɛt əˈbɪl ɪ ti/

Definitions of wettability word

  • noun wettability the condition of being wettable. 1
  • noun wettability the degree or extent to which something absorbs or can be made to absorb moisture. 1
  • noun wettability the condition or state of being wettable 0
  • noun wettability the degree to which a solid is wetted by a liquid, measured by the force of adhesion between the solid and liquid phases 0
  • noun wettability The wettability of a liquid is how much it spreads over the surface of a particular solid, measured by the flatness of a droplet on the solid surface. 0
  • noun wettability The ability of a solid surface to reduce the surface tension of a liquid in contact with it such that it spreads over the surface and wets it. 0

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Origin of wettability

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30; wett(able) + -ability

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Parts of speech for Wettability


wettability popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wettability usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with wettability

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