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(Chemistry) chem a salt of sorbic acid
sor•bate(ˈsɔr beɪt, -bɪt)
a sorbed substance.
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|Noun||1.||sorbate - a material that has been or is capable of being taken up by another substance 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"
absorbate - a material that has been or is capable of being absorbed
adsorbate - a material that has been or is capable of being adsorbed