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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.]
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.]
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1. (Plants) another name for service tree1
2. (Plants) any of various related trees, esp the mountain ash
3. (Plants) Also called: sorb apple the fruit of any of these trees
[C16: from Latin sorbus the sorb, service tree]
(Peoples) a member of a Slavonic people living chiefly in the rural areas of E Germany between the upper reaches of the Oder and Elbe rivers (Lusatia). Also called: Wend or Lusatian
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to gather on a surface either by absorption, adsorption, or a combination of the two processes.
a member of a people who form a Slavic-speaking enclave in E Germany.
[1835–45; < German Sorbe « Sorbian serbje, serbjo]
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|Noun||1.||sorb - acid gritty-textured fruit|
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
|Verb||1.||sorb - take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
absorb - become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
adsorb - accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface
chemisorb - take up a substance by chemisorption
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