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  • n. The process in which atomic or molecular species leave the surface of a solid and escape into the surroundings; the reverse of absorption or adsorption

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  • n. changing from an adsorbed state on a surface to a gaseous or liquid state


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  • A new -sorption word, for me at least.

    May 18, 2010