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fugacity

Pronunciation: fu-gas'i-te

Definition: The tendency of the molecules in a fluid, as a result of all forces acting on them, to leave a given site in the body; the escaping tendency of a fluid, as in diffusion, evaporation, etc.

[L. fuga, flight]

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