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]
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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.
In order to avoid the humectation of the cold zones of the walls of the closing construction, at the interior face of the walls, one provides a first impermeable layer at water.
This facies association seems to reflect an intense pedogenic response to subaerial exposure of palustrine limestones during long periods of time and ephemeral humectation phases (Freytet and Plaziat, 1982; Armenteros et al., 1997), both occurring in a marginal area of the wetland system.
where: [theta] is the humectation angle of the bubble by the alloy; [r.sub.cr]--the critical ray of the germ of the bubble.