American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To release (something) through pores or interstices.
- v. To remove (an absorbed or adsorbed substance) from.
- v. of a substance To remove (or be removed) from a surface onto which it was adsorbed or through which it was absorbed
- v. remove from a surface on which it is adsorbed
- v. go away from the surface to which (a substance) is adsorbed
- de- + (ab)sorb or (ad)sorb. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“During secondary drying, temperature is increased slowly to desorb bound water until the residual water content falls to the desired range.”
“A technique known as Resin-Wafer Electrodeionization (RW-EDI) leverages control of pH to adsorb and desorb CO2 from flue gas without the need for heating or a vacuum.”
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