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surface tensionnoun [C]

uk   /ˌsɜː.fɪs ˈten.ʃən/ us   /ˌsɝː.fɪs ˈten.ʃən/
the natural force existing in a liquid that holds its surface together
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in Chinese (Simplified) (液体的)表面张力…
in Chinese (Traditional) (液體的)表面張力…
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