adsorb

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verb ad·sorb \ad-ˈsȯrb, -ˈzȯrb\

Definition of adsorb

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to take up and hold by adsorption

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become adsorbed

adsorbable

play \-ˈsȯr-bə-bəl, -ˈzȯr-\ adjective

adsorber

play \-ˈsȯr-bər, -ˈzȯr-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of adsorb

ad- + absorb


First Known Use: 1809


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adsorb

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verb ad·sorb \ad-ˈsȯ(ə)rb, -ˈzȯ(ə)rb\

Medical Definition of adsorb

  1. :  to take up and hold by adsorption

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to become adsorbed

adsorbability

\-ˌsȯr-bə-ˈbil-ət-ē, -ˌzȯr-\play noun plural

adsorbabilities

adsorbable

\-ˈsȯr-bə-bəl, -ˈzȯr-\play play adjective

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