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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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These polymers adsorb on surfaces by an anchor chain and extend by a hydrophilic chain.
The glass vial was then evacuated at 260[degrees]C for 30 minutes, cooled and allowed to adsorb water molecules from a humidity controlled atmosphere.
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This explains why several types of commercially available activated carbons do not adsorb gold cyanide at all, notwithstanding their high porosity and total surface area.
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It has been found that the surfactant adsorbs both on unexposed and exposed photoresist.
Preliminary results from both the lab work and microscopy studies suggest that the protein adsorbs onto ice crystals when they are small and prevents them from growing, even after Goff exposes them to varying temperatures.