sorption

noun
sorp·​tion | \ ˈsȯrp-shən How to pronounce sorption (audio) \

Definition of sorption

: the process of sorbing : the state of being sorbed

Other Words from sorption

sorptive \ ˈsȯrp-​tiv How to pronounce sorption (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of sorption

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sorption

back-formation from absorption & adsorption

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The first known use of sorption was in 1909

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“Sorption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sorption. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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sorption

noun
sorp·​tion | \ ˈsȯrp-shən How to pronounce sorption (audio) \

Medical Definition of sorption

: the process of sorbing : the state of being sorbed selective sorption of the components of a mixture

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