hydrophilic

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.H02906
'Water loving'. The capacity of a @M03986@ or of a @S06076@ to interact with polar solvents, in particular with water, or with other polar groups.
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1123 [Terms] [Paper]