sorbent

[sawr-buhnt]
noun Chemistry.
a surface that sorbs.

Origin:
1905–10; sorb2 + -ent

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sorbent

noun
a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption 
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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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