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adsorb

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verb ad·sorb \ad-ˈsȯrb, -ˈzȯrb\

Definition of adsorb

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to take up and hold by adsorption

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become adsorbed

ad·sorb·ableplay \-ˈsȯr-bə-bəl, -ˈzȯr-\ adjective
ad·sorb·erplay \-ˈsȯr-bər, -ˈzȯr-\ noun


Origin of adsorb

ad- + aboutsorb


First Known Use: 1868

Rhymes with adsorb


Medical Dictionary

adsorb

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transitive verb ad·sorb \ad-ˈsȯ(ə)rb, -ˈzȯ(ə)rb\

Medical Definition of adsorb

  1. :  to take up and hold by adsorption

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to become adsorbed

  4. ad·sorb·abil·i·ty \-ˌsȯr-bə-ˈbil-ət-ē, -ˌzȯr-\play noun, plural ad·sorb·abil·i·ties
    ad·sorb·able \-ˈsȯr-bə-bəl, -ˈzȯr-\play play adjective




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