sorption


sorp·tion

noun \ˈsrp-shən\

Definition of SORPTION

:  the process of sorbing :  the state of being sorbed
sorp·tive \ˈsrp-tiv\ adjective

Origin of SORPTION

back-formation from absorption & adsorption
First Known Use: 1909

sorp·tion

noun \ˈsrp-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SORPTION

: the process of sorbing : the state of being sorbed <selective sorption of the components of a mixture>

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