humectation


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hu·mec·ta·tion

(hyū'mek-tā'shŭn),
1. Therapeutic application of moisture.
2. Serous infiltration of the tissues.
3. Soaking of a crude drug in water preparatory to the making of an extract.
[L. humecto, pp. -mectus, to moisten, fr. humeo, to be damp]

hu·mec·ta·tion

(hyū'mek-tā'shŭn)
1. Therapeutic application of moisture.
2. Serous infiltration of the tissues.
3. Soaking of a crude drug in water preparatory to the making of an extract.
[L. humecto, pp. -mectus, to moisten, fr. humeo, to be damp]
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This result was because this combination presented the best fiber matrix interface, which was achieved when using a sufficient proportion of resin, resulting in adequate humectation in the material.
where: [theta] is the humectation angle of the bubble by the alloy; [r.