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adsorption

noun ad·sorp·tion \ad-ˈsrp-shən, -ˈzrp-\

Definition of ADSORPTION

:  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
ad·sorp·tive \-ˈsrp-tiv, -ˈzrp-\ adjective

Origin of ADSORPTION

ad- + aboutsorption
First Known Use: 1882

adsorption

noun ad·sorp·tion \ad-ˈsrp-shən, -ˈzrp-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADSORPTION

:  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
ad·sorp·tive \-ˈsrp-tiv, -ˈzrp-\ adjective

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