ad·​lay·​er ¦ad-¦lā-ər How to pronounce adlayer (audio)
plural adlayers
: a layer that has formed on a surface by adsorption
In addition, the formation of the polymer adlayer by these interactions minimizes the potential for particle-particle interactions which may lead to re-agglomeration and hard compaction of the filler.Charles R. Hegedus and Ihab L. Kamel, The Journal Of Coatings Technology, 1 July 1993

Word History


ad- (in adsorb) + layer entry 1

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adlayer was in 1975

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“Adlayer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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