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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of adsorption.
  • noun An adsorptive material, such as activated charcoal.

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  • adjective Tending to adsorb.
  • noun The solid or liquid in the process of adsorption on which the adsorbate accumulates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
  • noun a material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance

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