verb (used with object) Physical Chemistry.
Can be confusedabsorb adsorb
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Like all electrolytes its presence decreases the adsorption of chromic acid.
The selective action is known as adsorption and is most noticeable in highly plastic clays.The Natural History of Clay|Alfred B. Searle
This adsorption, which is after all only an equilibrium, is reduced by introducing another very strong adsorbent.
These acids also probably cause increase of adsorption of tannin by the hide and therefore assist in giving "good weight."
Further, the electric charge may be reduced also by causing the adsorption of an ion of opposite charge.