chemisorb

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

Definition of chemisorb

transitive verb

: to take up and hold usually irreversibly by chemical forces

Other Words from chemisorb

chemisorption \ ˌke-​mi-​ˈsȯrp-​shən How to pronounce chemisorption (audio) , ˌkē-​ , -​ˈzȯrp-​ \ noun

First Known Use of chemisorb

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chemisorb

chem- + -sorb (as in adsorb)

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“Chemisorb.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemisorb?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=c&file=chemis03. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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