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desorb

[dee-sawrb, -zawrb] /diˈsɔrb, -ˈzɔrb/
verb (used with object), Physical Chemistry
1.
to remove an absorbate or adsorbate from (an absorbent or adsorbent).
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; de- + -sorb, modeled on absorb
Related forms
desorption
[dee-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-] /diˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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desorb

/dɪˈsɔːb; -ˈzɔːb/
verb
1.
(chem) to change from an adsorbed state on a surface to a gaseous or liquid state
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