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chem·i·sorb(kĕm′ĭ-sôrb′) also chem·o·sorb (-ə-sôrb′)
tr.v. chem·i·sorbed, chem·i·sorb·ing, chem·i·sorbs also chem·o·sorbed or chem·o·sorb·ing or chem·o·sorbs
To take up and chemically bind (a substance) onto the surface of another substance.
chem′i·sorp′tion (-sôrp′shən) n.
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(Chemistry) an adsorption process in which an adsorbate is held on the surface of an adsorbent by chemical bonds
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chem•i•sorp•tion(ˌkɛm əˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-)
adsorption involving a chemical linkage between the adsorbent and the adsorbate.
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|Noun||1.||chemisorption - adsorption (especially when irreversible) by means of chemical instead of physical forces; "chemisorption of gaseous nitrogen on iron catalysts"|
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