American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To take up by adsorption.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To gather (a gas or liquid) on the surface in a condensed layer. Thus solids, such as glass, gather gases and liquids with which they are in contact.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to attract and bind (molecules of a substance in a fluid) so as to form a thin layer on the surface, by non-electrostatic forces; to bind by adsorption. Distinguished from
absorb, in which the foreign substance penetrates the body of the absorbing material.
- v. accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface
- From French, from Latin ad- ("to"), + sorbere ("suck in"). (Wiktionary)
- ad- + Latin sorbēre, to suck. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Activated charcoal does not effectively adsorb hydrocarbons, and, in the absence of coingestants, has no role in therapy.”
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