Adsorb

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English

Etymology

From French, from Latin ad- (to), + sorbere (suck in).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)b

Verb

Adsorb (third-person singular simple present Adsorbs, present participle Adsorbing, simple past and past participle Adsorbed)

  1. (transitive, chemistry) To accumulate on a surface, by adsorption

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absorb; assimilate; blot; blot up; chemisorb; chemosorb; digest; drink; drink in; drink up; engross; filter in; imbibe; infiltrate; osmose; percolate in; seep in; slurp up; soak in; soak up; sorb; sponge; swill up; take in; take up

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