chemisorb

verb

chem·​i·​sorb ˈke-mi-ˌsȯrb How to pronounce chemisorb (audio)
ˈkē-,
-ˌzȯrb How to pronounce chemisorb (audio)
chemisorbed; chemisorbing; chemisorbs

transitive verb

: to take up and hold usually irreversibly by chemical forces
chemisorption
ˌke-mi-ˈsȯrp-shən How to pronounce chemisorb (audio)
ˌkē-
-ˈzȯrp-
noun

Word History

Etymology

chemi- + -sorb (in adsorb)

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chemisorb was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Chemisorb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemisorb. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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