[ sawrb ]
/ sɔrb /
verb (used with object) Chemistry.
to gather on a surface either by absorption, adsorption, or a combination of the two processes.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sorbsorb·a·ble, adjectivesorb·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sorbing (1 of 2)
/ (sɔːb) /
another name for service tree (def. 1)
any of various related trees, esp the mountain ash
Also called: sorb apple the fruit of any of these trees
Derived forms of sorbsorbic, adjective
Word Origin for sorb
C16: from Latin sorbus the sorb, service tree
British Dictionary definitions for sorbing (2 of 2)
/ (sɔːb) /
a member of a Slavonic people living chiefly in the rural areas of E Germany between the upper reaches of the Oder and Elbe rivers (Lusatia)Also called: Wend, Lusatian
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