verb (used with object) Physical Chemistry.
Examples from the Web for adsorption
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.
British Dictionary definitions for adsorption
Word Origin for adsorb
Word Origin and History for adsorption
1882, transitive (intransitive use attested from 1919), back-formation from adsorption (1882), coined in German from ad- + -sorption, abstracted from absorption. See absorb. Related: Adsorbent; adsorption.