the state or process of being sorbed.
Origin of sorption
1905–10; extracted from absorption, adsorption, etc.
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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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Adsorption or absorption.
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The taking up and holding of one substance by another. Sorption includes the processes of absorption and adsorption.
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