desorb

[ dee-sawrb, -zawrb ]
/ diˈsɔrb, -ˈzɔrb /

verb (used with object) Physical Chemistry.

to remove an absorbate or adsorbate from (an absorbent or adsorbent).

Nearby words

  1. deso,
  2. desocialize,
  3. desolate,
  4. desolation,
  5. desonide,
  6. desorption,
  7. desoximetasone,
  8. desoxy-,
  9. despair,
  10. despairing

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

/ (dɪˈsɔːpʃən, -ˈzɔːp-) /

noun

the action or process of desorbing

desorb

/ (dɪˈsɔːb, -ˈzɔːb) /

verb

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