ALL meanings of adsorb

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  • verb adsorb to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which a substance, usually a gas, accumulates on the surface of a solid forming a thin film, often only one molecule thick 3
  • verb transitive adsorb to collect (a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance) in condensed form on a surface 3
  • noun adsorb (of a solid) hold (molecules of a gas or liquid or solute) as a thin film on the outside surface or on internal surfaces within the material. 1
  • verb with object adsorb to gather (a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance) on a surface in a condensed layer: Charcoal will adsorb gases. 1
  • transitive verb adsorb substance: attract to surface 1
  • verb adsorb (Transitive Verb) (chemistry) To accumulate on a surface, by adsorption. 0
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