adsorb


adsorb
To take up by adsorption. [L. ad, to, + sorbeo, to suck in]

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ad·sorb ad-'sȯ(ə)rb, -'zȯ(ə)rb vt to take up and hold by adsorption vi to become adsorbed
ad·sorb·abil·i·ty -.sȯr-bə-'bil-ət-ē, -.zȯr- n, pl -ties
ad·sorb·able -'sȯr-bə-bəl, -'zȯr- adj

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ad·sorb (ad-sorbґ) to attract and retain other material on the surface; to conduct the process of adsorption.

Medical dictionary. 2011.