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

adsorptive

play \-ˈsȯrp-tiv, -ˈzȯrp-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of adsorption

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


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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

adsorptive

play \-ˈsȯrp-tiv, -ˈzȯrp-\ adjective

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