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desorb

[dee-sawrb, -zawrb]
verb (used with object) Physical Chemistry.
  1. to remove an absorbate or adsorbate from (an absorbent or adsorbent).
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Origin of desorb

1920–25; de- + -sorb, modeled on absorb
Related formsde·sorp·tion [dee-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-] /diˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for desorption

desorption

noun
  1. the action or process of desorbing
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desorb

verb
  1. chem to change from an adsorbed state on a surface to a gaseous or liquid state
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