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Related to sorbability: absorbability
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.]
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the ability of something to absorb
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