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adsorb

gather a substance on a surface: Charcoal will adsorb gasses.
Not to be confused with:
absorb – assimilate; consume; soak up: A sponge absorbs water.
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ad·sorb

 (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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adsorb

(ədˈsɔːb; -ˈzɔːb)
vb
(Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which a substance, usually a gas, accumulates on the surface of a solid forming a thin film, often only one molecule thick: to adsorb hydrogen on nickel; oxygen adsorbs on tungsten. Compare absorb8
[C19: ad- + -sorb as in absorb]
adˈsorbable adj
adˌsorbaˈbility n
adˈsorption n
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ad•sorb

(ædˈsɔrb, -ˈzɔrb)

v.t.
to hold (a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance) on a surface in a condensed layer: Charcoal will adsorb gases.
[1880–85; ad- + (ab) sorb]
ad•sorb′a•ble, adj.
ad•sorb`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ad•sorb′ent, adj., n.
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adsorb


Past participle: adsorbed
Gerund: adsorbing

Imperative
adsorb
adsorb
Present
I adsorb
you adsorb
he/she/it adsorbs
we adsorb
you adsorb
they adsorb
Preterite
I adsorbed
you adsorbed
he/she/it adsorbed
we adsorbed
you adsorbed
they adsorbed
Present Continuous
I am adsorbing
you are adsorbing
he/she/it is adsorbing
we are adsorbing
you are adsorbing
they are adsorbing
Present Perfect
I have adsorbed
you have adsorbed
he/she/it has adsorbed
we have adsorbed
you have adsorbed
they have adsorbed
Past Continuous
I was adsorbing
you were adsorbing
he/she/it was adsorbing
we were adsorbing
you were adsorbing
they were adsorbing
Past Perfect
I had adsorbed
you had adsorbed
he/she/it had adsorbed
we had adsorbed
you had adsorbed
they had adsorbed
Future
I will adsorb
you will adsorb
he/she/it will adsorb
we will adsorb
you will adsorb
they will adsorb
Future Perfect
I will have adsorbed
you will have adsorbed
he/she/it will have adsorbed
we will have adsorbed
you will have adsorbed
they will have adsorbed
Future Continuous
I will be adsorbing
you will be adsorbing
he/she/it will be adsorbing
we will be adsorbing
you will be adsorbing
they will be adsorbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adsorbing
you have been adsorbing
he/she/it has been adsorbing
we have been adsorbing
you have been adsorbing
they have been adsorbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adsorbing
you will have been adsorbing
he/she/it will have been adsorbing
we will have been adsorbing
you will have been adsorbing
they will have been adsorbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adsorbing
you had been adsorbing
he/she/it had been adsorbing
we had been adsorbing
you had been adsorbing
they had been adsorbing
Conditional
I would adsorb
you would adsorb
he/she/it would adsorb
we would adsorb
you would adsorb
they would adsorb
Past Conditional
I would have adsorbed
you would have adsorbed
he/she/it would have adsorbed
we would have adsorbed
you would have adsorbed
they would have adsorbed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.adsorb - accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surfaceadsorb - accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
sorb, take up - take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
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Translations
adsorboidapidättää
adsorbirati
adsorbere
adsorver

adsorb

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