- The maximum rate at which a soil or rock is capable of absorbing water or limiting infiltration .
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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infiltration capacity — the maximum rate at which a soil in a given condition will absorb water. Also called infiltration rate. [1930 35] * * * … Universalium
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