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sorbent

[sawr-buh nt] /ˈsɔr bənt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a surface that sorbs.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; sorb2 + -ent
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  • sorbent materials used to recover oil must be disposed of in accordance with approved local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Unscrew the sorbent vial and reinsert the white plastic plug into the back of the sampler.

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