adsorb

verb
ad·sorb | \ ad-ˈsȯrb , -ˈzȯrb \
adsorbed; adsorbing; adsorbs

Definition of adsorb 

transitive verb

: to take up and hold by adsorption

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Other words from adsorb

adsorbable \-ˈsȯr-bə-bəl, -ˈzȯr- \ adjective
adsorber \-ˈsȯr-bər, -ˈzȯr- \ noun

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Try It: Activated Charcoal Fart Filtering Adept at adsorbing foul and toxic smells from gases and liquids, activated charcoal has some applications for reducing body odor. Erin Levi, Good Housekeeping, "8 Healthy Uses For Activated Charcoal (And 3 You Can Skip)," 25 Mar. 2017 Water harvester The atmospheric water harvester under development at Berkeley consists primarily of a thin copper sheet coated with water-adsorbing crystals known as metal organic frameworks. NBC News, "Can these water-gathering devices help avert 'pipeageddon?'," 15 Dec. 2017 Russia also insisted in its Paris submission that it be given the maximum potential credit for carbon adsorbed out of the atmosphere by Siberia’s vast undeveloped forests. Washington Post, "Unlike others, Putin doesn’t criticize Trump over decision," 3 June 2017 Russia also insisted in its Paris submission that it be given the maximum potential credit for carbon adsorbed out of the atmosphere by Siberia’s vast undeveloped forests. Washington Post, "Unlike others, Putin doesn’t criticize Trump over decision," 3 June 2017 Russia also insisted in its Paris submission that it be given the maximum potential credit for carbon adsorbed out of the atmosphere by Siberia’s vast undeveloped forests. Washington Post, "Unlike others, Putin doesn’t criticize Trump over decision," 3 June 2017 Russia also insisted in its Paris submission that it be given the maximum potential credit for carbon adsorbed out of the atmosphere by Siberia’s vast undeveloped forests. Washington Post, "Unlike others, Putin doesn’t criticize Trump over decision," 3 June 2017 Russia also insisted in its Paris submission that it be given the maximum potential credit for carbon adsorbed out of the atmosphere by Siberia’s vast undeveloped forests. Washington Post, "Unlike others, Putin doesn’t criticize Trump over decision," 3 June 2017 Russia also insisted in its Paris submission that it be given the maximum potential credit for carbon adsorbed out of the atmosphere by Siberia’s vast undeveloped forests. Washington Post, "Unlike others, Putin doesn’t criticize Trump over decision," 3 June 2017

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First Known Use of adsorb

1809, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for adsorb

back-formation from adsorption

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The first known use of adsorb was in 1809

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ad·sorb | \ ad-ˈsȯ(ə)rb , -ˈzȯ(ə)rb \

Medical Definition of adsorb 

: to take up and hold by adsorption

Other words from adsorb

adsorbability \-ˌsȯr-bə-ˈbil-ət-ē, -ˌzȯr- \ noun plural -ties
adsorbable \-ˈsȯr-bə-bəl, -ˈzȯr- \ adjective

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