Hydrophilic

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Hydrophilic

Describing any substance that absorbs or attracts water. This is important in the petroleum industry.
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Ketsuro Stop contains a mixture of hydrophile polymer and silicon dioxide, creating a thin film on the glass and allowing condensation to form evenly rather than into droplets.
A cet effet, un SOS est lance au ministere de la Sante et a celui du Travail et de la Protection sociale par les malades blesses medullaires, ceux atteints de spina bifida ou de sclerose en plaques pour leur faciliter l'acces aux sondes hydrophiles autolubrifiees a usage unique.
Chemical engineers and other researchers mostly from Canada and Europe survey renewable sources for hydrophobes and hydrophiles, new ways of making renewable building blocks, biosurfactants, and polymeric surfactant/surface-active polymers.