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sorption

[sawrp-shuh n]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. the state or process of being sorbed.

Origin of sorption

1905–10; extracted from absorption, adsorption, etc.
Related formssorp·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sorption

sorption

noun
  1. the process in which one substance takes up or holds another; adsorption or absorption

Word Origin

C20: back formation from absorption, adsorption
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sorption in Medicine

sorption

(sôrpshən)
n.
  1. Adsorption or absorption.
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sorption in Science

sorption

[sôrpshən]
  1. The taking up and holding of one substance by another. Sorption includes the processes of absorption and adsorption.
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