adsorb

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ədˈzɔːb/, /ədˈsɔːb/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)b

Verb[edit]

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
    The gas was purified by adsorbing the impurities onto active carbon.

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