adsorbent

noun
ad·​sor·​bent | \-bənt \

Definition of adsorbent 

: a usually solid substance that adsorbs another substance

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adsorbent adjective

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Take some regular old acrylic knitting yarn, modify it with a special kind of adsorbent chemical, and wave it around in the ocean. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Attention knitters: Researchers harvest uranium from the sea with a yarn “net”," 18 June 2018 The tricky part is the second step: finding an affordable adsorbent material that will attract uranium in a marine environment and then relinquish it so that it can be processed into nuclear fuel. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Attention knitters: Researchers harvest uranium from the sea with a yarn “net”," 18 June 2018 This minimalist bottle is specially scaled to fit an adsorbent stick of Japanese white charcoal (included with purchase). Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Naughty or Nice? 20 Chic Beauty Gifts for the Good and Playfully Bad on Your List," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of adsorbent

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adsorbent

adsorb + -ent (after absorbent)

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The first known use of adsorbent was in 1900

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More Definitions for adsorbent

adsorbent

adjective
ad·​sor·​bent | \-bənt \

Medical Definition of adsorbent 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having the capacity or tendency to adsorb

adsorbent

noun

Medical Definition of adsorbent (Entry 2 of 2)

: a usually solid substance that adsorbs another substance

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