sorbability


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Related to sorbability: absorbability

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

 (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.]

sorbability

(ˌsɔːbəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
the ability of something to absorb