from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The accumulation of gases, liquids, or solutes on the surface of a solid or liquid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The adhesion of a liquid or gas on the surface of a solid material, forming a thin film on the surface. Not to be confused with the process of absorption.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the process by which molecules of a substance form a thin film on the surface of a solid. Distinguished from
absorption, in which the foreign substance penetrates the body of the absorbing material.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Condensation of gases on the surfaces of solids.
- n. The mechanical imbibition of fluids or gases.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid
From adsorb.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
adsorb + -ion (Wiktionary)