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verb (used with object), Chemistry.
to gather on a surface either by absorption, adsorption, or a combination of the two processes.
another name for service tree (sense 1)
any of various related trees, esp the mountain ash
Also called sorb apple. the fruit of any of these trees
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, Lusatian


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