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Definition of "adsorption" []

  • The accumulation of gases, liquids, or solutes on the surface of a solid or liquid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adsorption" in a sentence
  • "Mass attraction and electrostatic force - a combination of these two forces is frequently called adsorption, enable the particles to keep in contact with other solids and the filter material."
  • "Analysis by adsorption is founded on the phenomenon which also serves as a basis for the design of contemporary gas-masks."
  • ""adsorption" which results from the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media."