sorption

[ sawrp-shuh n ]
/ ˈsɔrp ʃən /

noun Chemistry.

the state or process of being sorbed.

Nearby words

  1. sororicide,
  2. sorority,
  3. sorority house,
  4. sorosilicate,
  5. sorosis,
  6. sorrel,
  7. sorrel salt,
  8. sorrel tree,
  9. sorrentino,
  10. sorrento

Origin of sorption

1905–10; extracted from absorption, adsorption, etc.

Related formssorp·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for sorption

sorption

/ (ˈsɔːpʃən) /

noun

the process in which one substance takes up or holds another; adsorption or absorption

Word Origin for sorption

C20: back formation from absorption, adsorption

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Medicine definitions for sorption

sorption

[ sôrpshən ]

n.

Adsorption or absorption.

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Science definitions for sorption

sorption

[ sôrpshən ]

The taking up and holding of one substance by another. Sorption includes the processes of absorption and adsorption.
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