adsorb


ad·sorb

verb \ad-ˈsrb, -ˈzrb\

Definition of ADSORB

transitive verb
:  to take up and hold by adsorption
intransitive verb
:  to become adsorbed
ad·sorb·able \-ˈsr-bə-bəl, -ˈzr-\ adjective
ad·sorb·er \-ˈsr-bər, -ˈzr-\ noun

Origin of ADSORB

ad- + aboutsorb
First Known Use: 1868

Rhymes with ADSORB

ad·sorb

transitive verb \ad-ˈs(ə)rb, -ˈz(ə)rb\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADSORB

: to take up and hold by adsorption
intransitive verb
: to become adsorbed
ad·sorb·abil·i·ty \-ˌsr-bə-ˈbil-ət-ē, -ˌzr-\ noun, plural ad·sorb·abil·i·ties
ad·sorb·able \-ˈsr-bə-bəl, -ˈzr-\ adjective

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