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 (ăd-zôrb′, -sôrb′)
tr.v. ad·sorbed, ad·sorb·ing, ad·sorbs
To take up by adsorption.

[ad- + Latin sorbēre, to suck.]

ad·sorb′a·bil′i·ty n.
ad·sorb′a·ble adj.
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Adj.1.adsorbable - capable of being adsorbed or accumulated on a surface of a solid
absorbable - capable of being absorbed or taken in through the pores of a surface
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