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tr.v. sorbed, sorb·ing, sorbs
To take up and hold, as by absorption or adsorption.
sorb′ent adj. & 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.]
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.]
(Chemistry) a material which collects molecules by sorption
(Chemistry) relating to a material which collects molecules by sorption
a surface that sorbs.
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|Noun||1.||sorbent - a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption|
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"