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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of adsorb.


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  • According to this theory the layer of gas adsorbed is limited - in ideal border-line cases at least - to an extremely thin film of gas molecules extending over a single plane, thus a film whose thickness is that of a single molecule or, in other words, is monomolecular.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1932 - Presentation Speech

  • It is considered an unconventional source as the gas may be attached to or "adsorbed" onto organic matter.

    The Times of India

  • In such purifiers, chemicals, gases, and odors stick to the carbon and are "adsorbed" onto its huge surface area, bonding to the surface through chemical attraction.


  • His claim was, however, greeted with great scepticism, and the crystals were suggested to be inorganic salts with the enzyme adsorbed or occluded.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Development of Modern Chemistry

  • Warren the Ape is clearly not a Jedi Master, but he might be too adsorbed in self-help therapy to be a successful Sith Lord.

    The Official Star Wars Blog » Seth Green vs. Warren the Ape with Lightsabers!

  • There is a typo in the last paragraph – it should read absorbed, not adsorbed.

    FAITH • by Aaron Polson

  • The cosmic-ray driven electron-induced reaction of halogenated molecules adsorbed on ice surfaces has been proposed as a new mechanism for the formation of the polar ozone hole.

    Commander Coincidence

  • Rosenberg used X-rays from the Advanced Photon Source to bombard chiral molecules adsorbed on a magnetic substrate and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to track changes in the molecular bonds.

    Can't We All Be Friends?

  • Given the misery and waste caused by Marxism in all it forms over the last 100 years and the continuing assault waged by Marxists against democratic capitalism, I do not want as USA President someone who has has adsorbed many of those views and beliefs to an extent that can not be explained away.

    USA Election 2008: I am voting For John McCain and Sarah Palin « PurpleSlog – Awesomeness & Modesty Meets Sexy

  • Its presence can interfere with the detection of bacteria and viruses in drinking water; more importantly, turbid water has been shown to stimulate bacterial growth since nutrients are adsorbed on to particulate surfaces, thereby enabling the attached bacteria to grow more rapidly than those in free suspension (World Health Organization, 1996).

    Volcanic Ash -- Effects on Water Supply and Mitigation Strategies


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  • JM is adsorbed yet finds it strangely attractive.

    June 13, 2010

  • Accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface.


    August 31, 2008