adsorption

noun
ad·​sorp·​tion | \ad-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp- \

Definition of adsorption 

: the adhesion in an extremely thin layer of molecules (as of gases, solutes, or liquids) to the surfaces of solid bodies or liquids with which they are in contact — compare absorption

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Other Words from adsorption

adsorptive \-​ˈsȯrp-​tiv, -​ˈzȯrp-​ \ adjective

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Supposedly, the charcoal kicks off a process called adsorption that's said to help remove stains from teeth naturally. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "Here are the 5 best Amazon deals right now," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of adsorption

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adsorption

borrowed from German Adsorption, from ad- ad-+ (Ab)sorption absorption

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The first known use of adsorption was in 1807

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adsorption

noun
ad·​sorp·​tion | \ad-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp- \

Medical Definition of adsorption 

: the adhesion in an extremely thin layer of molecules (as of gases, solutes, or liquids) to the surfaces of solid bodies or liquids with which they are in contact — compare absorption

Other Words from adsorption

adsorptive \-​ˈsȯrp-​tiv, -​ˈzȯrp-​ \ adjective

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