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Meaning of adsorb

ad•sorb

Pronunciation: (ad-sôrb', -zôrb'), [key]
— v.t. Physical Chem.
  1. to gather (a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance) on a surface in a condensed layer: Charcoal will adsorb gases.
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