to gather (a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance) on a surface in a condensed layer:
Charcoal will adsorb gases.
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: to adsorb hydrogen on nickel, oxygen adsorbs on tungsten Compare absorb (sense 8)
1882, transitive (intransitive use attested from 1919), back-formation from adsorption (1882), coined in German from ad- + -sorption, abstracted from absorption. See absorb. Related: Adsorbent; adsorption.
adsorb ad·sorb (ād-sôrb’, -zôrb’)
v. ad·sorbed, ad·sorb·ing, ad·sorbs
To take up by adsorption.
a substance that is . noun a substance that has been or is to be adsorbed on a surface
to gather (a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance) on a surface in a condensed layer: Charcoal will adsorb gases. Contemporary Examples The reason it works is that coconut charcoal is in adsorbent. How to Recover from Christmas Dave Asprey December 24, 2013 adjective capable of adsorption noun a material, such as activated charcoal, on which […]
- Adsorption theory of narcosis
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to gather (a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance) on a surface in a condensed layer: Charcoal will adsorb gases. Historical Examples Further, the electric charge may be reduced also by causing the adsorption of an ion of opposite charge. Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett The amount of adsorption depends also upon the exact nature of […]