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lyophobic

1. adj. [Drilling Fluids]
A descriptive term for the lack of affinity (or repulsion) that a solid material has for the liquid in which the solid is dispersed. For example clay is lyophobic to oil.
Antonyms: lyophilic
Alternate Form: lyophobic colloid
See: surfactant