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adsorb

 [ad-sorb´]
to attract and retain other material on the surface; to conduct the process of adsorption.

ad·sorb

(ad-sōrb'), Do not confuse this word with absorb.
To take up by adsorption.
[L. ad, to, + sorbeo, to suck in]

adsorb

/ad·sorb/ (ad-sorb´) to attract and retain other material on the surface; to conduct the process of adsorption.

Adsorb

To attract and hold molecules of other substances to a surface.

ad·sorb

(ad-sōrb')
To gather on or attract to a surface in a layer of condensation; to attach without covalent bonding.
Compare: absorb
[L. ad, to, + sorbeo, to suck in]

ad·sorb

(ad-sōrb') Do not confuse this word with absorb.
To take up by adsorption.
[L. ad, to, + sorbeo, to suck in]

adsorb,

v to attract molecules of a substance to the surface of another solid substance.

adsorb

to attract and retain other material on the surface.
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Evidence for a smoother, polymer-rich surface resulting from the polymer-latex composites is found in atomic force microscopy (AFM) height images of the surfaces of dry paint films, as shown in Figure 4 for 18 PVC paints based on adsorbing and non-adsorbing polymers.
Gloss retention results for 18 PVC gloss DTM formulations (Table 2) based on adsorbing polymer EXP-1 and non-adsorbing polymer COM-1 are shown in Figure 5 and Table 1.
The weathering data suggests that the film structure resulting from adsorbing binders such as EXP-1 is a major cause of the improved durability.
The new polymer, however, "instead of adsorbing bile acids, would adsorb cholesterol directly," says Borje Sellergren of Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz.
Only when all edges have decreased their energy by adsorbing gas molecules to the level of the crystallite surface will the gas molecules be adsorbed on the crystallite surface.
Depending on the size of the openings, they can adsorb molecules readily, slowly, or not at all, thus functioning as molecular sieves -- adsorbing molecules of certain sizes while rejecting larger ones.
The patent regarding the invention looks like it will issue soon, a test on adsorbing ammonia and phosphates from animal waste streams is expected to begin at a slightly later date at a pig farm conducted by a University professor, the new products look terrific and Envirolizr(tm ) should be making sales in roads this year.