Definitions for hydrophilicˌhaɪ drəˈfɪl ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hy•dro•phil•icˌhaɪ drəˈfɪl ɪk(adj.)
having a strong affinity for water; readily absorbing water.
Origin of hydrophilic:
having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water
having an affinity for water; able to absorb, or be wetted by water