For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Absorb, Adsorp, assort, desorb, or resorb?
Header of adsorb


Definition of the verb adsorb

What does adsorb mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adsorbed | adsorbing | adsorbs

  1. accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for adsorb

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewPolyurethanes as Specialty Chemicals (2004)

Principles and Applications by Timothy Thomson

Adsorb is an important word. When a material adsorbs something, it attaches by chemical attraction. The huge surface area of activated charcoal gives it countless bonding sites for the adsorption of chemicals. Thus, when certain chemicals ...

Google previewMicrobiologically Influenced Corrosion Handbook (1994)

by S Borenstein

A biofilm begins with the adsorption of organic matter on the metal surface from the bulk environment5 (to adsorb means to collect, e.g. a gas, liquid or dissolved salt, in a condensed form on a surface). The turbulent flow transports microbes to ...

Google previewGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 3761

Distribution of CO, Storage Capacity The amount of C02 that coal can adsorb is a function of coal maturity, coal composition and reservoir pressure, and can ...

Google previewMind the Gaffe (2003)

The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English by R L Trask

But adsorb is a technical term in chemistry, meaning 'collect (molecules of gas or liquid) on the surface'. abstinence The noun derived from abstain is abstinence, and there is no such word as *abstination. abstract nouns See nouniness. abuse ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

28' This anisotropy can be exploited to produce polymer-particle multilayers because cationic polyelectrolytes readily adsorb onto the particle- rich outer part of the adsorbed layer when added in a second cycle. FLOCCULATION AND ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1985)

Volume 23 - Fluid Flow: Two-Phase Design to Froth Flotation by John J. McKetta Jr

then a cationic surfactant will adsorb on a particle exhibiting negative zeta potential and an anionic one will adsorb on particles exhibiting ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

adsorb. 1: to adhere as an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

A primary phage is the first to adsorb an uninfected bacterium. Replication by a primary phage may be blocked by the bacterium via mechanisms of phage restriction or abortive infection. Subsequent adsorbers of otherwise successful primary ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

Adsorb. To take up and hold a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance on the surface or in the body of a solid substance. For example, activated charcoal has the ability to adsorb pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Adsorbent ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Second Edition (2002)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

alums Aluminum salts employed to adsorb and precipitate protein antigens from solution, followed by the use of the precipitated antigen as an immunogen which forms a depot in animal tissues. See also ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition (2009)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

alums Aluminum salts employed to adsorb and precipitate protein antigens from solution, followed by the use of the precipitated antigen as an immunogen that forms a depot in animal tissues. See also aluminum ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

Basic oxides frequently adsorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to give surface carbonates according to the reaction O 2− +CO 2 →CO 3 2− , a process readily monitored by infrared spectroscopy. With the wellknown exceptions of gold ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

adsorb [ad-sorb'] to attract and retain other material on the surface. adsorbent [ad-sor'bnt] 1.pertaining to or characterizedby adsorption. 2. a substance that attracts ...

Google previewDekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2004)

by James A. Schwarz, Cristian I. Contescu, Karol Putyera

nm, had a tendency to adsorb along the 1-nm-high ...

Google previewDictionary of Water and Waste Management (2005)

by Paul G Smith

enables it to adsorb trace organics and other undesirable components of a water intended for drinking, or from a malodorous air. It is expensive. It can be used in water treatment as a filter ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for adsorb

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about adsorb

If you need images about adsorb for an article or a report, you can download stock photos at a very small price:
Small photo of growing of nature. Plant root adsorb water from fertile soil More...

Video about adsorb

Adsorb Meaning

Video shows what adsorb means. To accumulate on a surface, by adsorption. adsorb pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary dictionary.

See also the pronunciation examples of adsorb!

Scrabble value of A1D2S1O1R1B3

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ADSORB

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of adsorb!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of adsorb to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary