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chemisorption

[kem-uh-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. adsorption involving a chemical linkage between the adsorbent and the adsorbate.
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Origin of chemisorption

First recorded in 1930–35; chemi- + (ad)sorption
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British Dictionary definitions for chemisorption

chemisorption

noun
  1. an adsorption process in which an adsorbate is held on the surface of an adsorbent by chemical bonds
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