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adsorbate

[ ad-sawr-beyt, -bit, -zawr- ]
/ ædˈsɔr beɪt, -bɪt, -ˈzɔr- /
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noun

a substance that is adsorbed.

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Origin of adsorbate

First recorded in 1925–30; adsorb + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for adsorbate

adsorbate
/ (ədˈsɔːbeɪt, -bɪt, -ˈzɔː-) /

noun

a substance that has been or is to be adsorbed on a surface
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