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1. The process of sorbing.
2. The state of being sorbed.
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(Chemistry) the process in which one substance takes up or holds another; adsorption or absorption
[C20: back formation from absorption, adsorption]
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the act of sorbing or process of being sorbed.
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The taking up and holding of one substance by another. Sorption is used especially as a general term for absorption and adsorption.
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|Noun||1.||sorption - the process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption)|
absorption, soaking up - (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
adsorption, surface assimilation - the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid
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