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adsorption

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noun ad·sorp·tion \ad-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Definition of adsorption

  1. :  the adhesion in an extremely thin layer of molecules (as of gases, solutes, or liquids) to the surfaces of solid bodies or liquids with which they are in contact — compare absorption

adsorptive

play \-ˈsȯrp-tiv, -ˈzȯrp-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of adsorption

ad- + aboutsorption


First Known Use: 1882


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adsorption

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noun ad·sorp·tion \ad-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Medical Definition of adsorption

  1. :  the adhesion in an extremely thin layer of molecules (as of gases, solutes, or liquids) to the surfaces of solid bodies or liquids with which they are in contact—compare absorption

adsorptive

\-ˈsȯrp-tiv, -ˈzȯrp-\play play play adjective



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