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sorb 1

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

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.]


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.]
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Adj.1.sorbed - (of a substance) taken into and retained in another substance; "the sorbed oil mass"; "large volumes of occluded hydrogen in palladium"
combined - made or joined or united into one
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With a strange ab- sorbed light in his eyes he pounced upon Ed Thomas, he who knew Pop Geers and whose opin- ion of Tony Tip's chances was worth considering.
Again he was ab- sorbed in his duties as agent of the Standard Oil Company.
The experiment also confirmed that the beads sorbed more americium, that is, had a higher sorption capacity in a shorter period of time, demonstrating faster kinetics, than the nanoparticles.
Treatment of the sorbed contaminants is further accomplished through sulfate enhanced bioremediation.
Among the most important advantages of the research, mention can be made of reducing pollution in surface or drinking water, reducing the cost of raw materials and increasing the rate of separation of sorbents from the sorbed pollutants in the liquid phase.
The loss of phosphorus from solution was used to calculate sorbed P.
In the course of analysis of dependence of sorbed iron ions ([Fe.
Thus in both metal ions, Cu (II) was sorbed slightly better than Ni (II) ions onto the polymeric resin (PNBOBen).
THS components--such as nicotine and carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, including benzo[a] pyrene--are sorbed and reemitted from indoor surfaces over varying periods of time after tobacco sources have been extinguished.
The pH profiles during desorption process shows the opposite behavior since the pH increases when lead concentration decreases because of the exchange between lead ions previously sorbed and proton ions introduced with the regeneration solution.
Sorbed HMs can be desorbed into soil solution under changing environmental conditions or biological activity, and then can be taken up by plants or move down to lower soil horizons and groundwater (Shaheen 2009).
Bolland MDA, Allen DG (2003) Phosphorus sorption by sandy soils from Western Australia: effect of previously sorbed P on P buffer capacity and single-point P sorption indices.