sorb

verb
\ ˈsȯrb How to pronounce sorb (audio) \
sorbed; sorbing; sorbs

Definition of sorb

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to take up and hold by either adsorption or absorption

Sorb

noun
\ ˈsȯrb How to pronounce Sorb (audio) \

Definition of Sorb (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : wend
2 : wendish

Other Words from sorb

Verb

sorbability \ ˌsȯr-​bə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce Sorb (audio) \ noun
sorbable \ ˈsȯr-​bə-​bəl How to pronounce Sorb (audio) \ adjective

Noun

Sorbian \ ˈsȯr-​bē-​ən How to pronounce Sorb (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of sorb

Verb

1909, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sorb

Verb

back-formation from absorb & adsorb

Noun

German Sorbe, from Sorbian serbje

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“Sorb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sorb. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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Medical Definition of sorb

: to take up and hold by either adsorption or absorption

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