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 for Capillary repulsion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Capillary \Cap"il*la*ry\ (k[a^]p"[i^]l*l[asl]*r[y^] or
     k[.a]*p[i^]l"l[.a]*r[y^]; 277), a. [L. capillaris, fr.
     capillus hair. Cf. Capillaire.]
     1. Resembling a hair; fine; minute; very slender; having
        minute tubes or interspaces; having very small bore; as,
        the capillary vessels of animals and plants.
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     2. Pertaining to capillary tubes or vessels; as, capillary
        action.
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     Capillary attraction, Capillary repulsion, the apparent
        attraction or repulsion between a solid and liquid caused
        by capillarity. See Capillarity, and Attraction.
  
     Capillarity tubes. See the Note under Capillarity.
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