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Sorb

 (sôrb)
n.
A member of a Slavic people inhabiting the region of Lusatia in eastern Germany and southwest Poland.

[German Sorbe, perhaps variant of Serbe, Serb, from Serbian Srb, Serb.]

sorb 1

 (sôrb)
tr.v. sorbed, sorb·ing, sorbs
To take up and hold, as by absorption or adsorption.

[Back-formation from absorb and adsorb.]

sorb′a·bil′i·ty n.
sorb′a·ble adj.
sorb′ent adj. & n.

sorb 2

 (sôrb)
n.
1. Any of several Eurasian trees of the genus Sorbus of the rose family, especially a service tree.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.

[French sorbe, sorb fruit, from Old French sourbe, from Vulgar Latin *sorba, from Latin sorbum.]

sorb

(sɔːb)
n
1. (Plants) another name for service tree1
2. (Plants) any of various related trees, esp the mountain ash
3. (Plants) Also called: sorb apple the fruit of any of these trees
[C16: from Latin sorbus the sorb, service tree]
ˈsorbic adj

Sorb

(sɔːb)
n
(Peoples) a member of a Slavonic people living chiefly in the rural areas of E Germany between the upper reaches of the Oder and Elbe rivers (Lusatia). Also called: Wend or Lusatian

sorb

(sɔrb)

v.t. Chem.
to gather on a surface either by absorption, adsorption, or a combination of the two processes.
[1905–10; extracted from absorb and adsorb]
sorb′a•ble, adj.

Sorb

(sɔrb)

n.
a member of a people who form a Slavic-speaking enclave in E Germany.
[1835–45; < German Sorbe « Sorbian serbje, serbjo]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sorb - acid gritty-textured fruit
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
service tree, sorb apple, sorb apple tree, Sorbus domestica - medium-sized European tree resembling the rowan but bearing edible fruit
Verb1.sorb - take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
absorb - become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
adsorb - accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface
chemisorb - take up a substance by chemisorption
Translations

sorb

[sɔːb] N (= tree) → serbal m; (= fruit) → serba f

Sorb

nSorbe m, → Sorbin f
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When SIFT, SURF, and sORB based methods are compared with each other, the method in [20] yields the best result according to the number of matched keypoints as shown in Figure 5(b).
Due to their hydrophobic nature, persistent organic chemicals--including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs),28 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),29 polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs),30 dioxins, (31) and DDT32--have been shown to preferentially sorb to plastics when they encounter them in the ocean.
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It was shown that the young, less-developed soils of Iran had high affinity to irreversibly sorb Cd, and that carbonates (specifically their active fraction in the soil) influenced strongly the Cd sorption/desorption behaviour in these soils.
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Fertiliser P has a good residual value for pasture production on sandy soils of the region, even in sandy soils with low capacities to sorb P (Barrow 1966).
It has the new Sorb Tech base construction, with reportedly excellent strength, stability and vibration absorption.
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Sorb Apple is a winning daughter of Sorbus - who was second in three Irish Classics - and is a sister to Irish Oaks third Eileen Jenny.