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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To take up and chemically bind (a substance) onto the surface of another substance.

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  • v. to adsorb a substance on the surface or another by chemical bonding

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  • v. take up a substance by chemisorption


Alteration of chemo- + (ab)sorb.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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