sorb

play
verb \ ˈsȯrb \

Definition of sorb

transitive verb
:to take up and hold by either adsorption or absorption

sorbability

play \ˌsȯr-bə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

sorbable

play \ˈsȯr-bə-bəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sorb

back-formation from absorb & adsorb


Sorb

play
noun \ ˈsȯrb \

Definition of Sorb

1 :wend
2 :wendish

Sorbian

play \ˈsȯr-bē-ən\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of sorb

German Sorbe, from Sorbian serbje


Medical Dictionary

sorb

play
transitive verb \ ˈsȯrb \

medical Definition of sorb

:to take up and hold by either adsorption or absorption

Learn More about sorb


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sorb? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a ram's-horn trumpet used in Judaism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!