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  • adj. Pertaining to, tending toward, or characterized by adsorption.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface; displaying adsorption.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of or characterized by adsorption.

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

  • adj. having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface


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