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partitioning

1. n. [Enhanced Oil Recovery]
The degree of solubilization of a solute into each of multiple immiscible phases at equilibrium. For example, a water-soluble surfactant injected as part of an enhanced oil recovery flood will partially solubilize, or partition, in the oil phase. The degree of partitioning will influence the efficiency of the enhanced oil recovery agent.