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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface.

Usage examples (35)
  • Verb (used with object) : Charcoal will adsorb gases
  • The system can adsorb a couple of them, as tokens.
  • Salt is used with reactive and direct dyes to help the fibre adsorb the dyestuff.
  • Metals do not reach high concentrations in water, but rather bind (adsorb) to sediment particles. for more
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  • After a substance is "absorbed" (swallowed up), the substance itself is known as an "adsorb."
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