|adsorb (ədˈsɔːb, -ˈzɔːb)|
|Compare absorb to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which a substance, usually a gas, accumulates on the surface of a solid forming a thin film, often only one molecule thick: to adsorb hydrogen on nickel; oxygen adsorbs on tungsten|
adsorb ad·sorb (ād-sôrb', -zôrb')
v. ad·sorbed, ad·sorb·ing, ad·sorbs
To take up by adsorption.
adsorbent ad·sor·bent (ād-sôr'bənt, -zôr'-)
Capable of adsorption. n.
An adsorptive substance.
A pharmacological substance capable of attaching other substances to its surface without any chemical action.
An antigen or antibody used in immune adsorption.