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adsorb

 [ad-sorb´]
to attract and retain other material on the surface; to conduct the process of adsorption.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ad·sorb

(ad-sōrb'), Do not confuse this word with absorb.
To take up by adsorption.
[L. ad, to, + sorbeo, to suck in]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Adsorb

To attract and hold molecules of other substances to a surface.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ad·sorb

(ad-sōrb') Do not confuse this word with absorb.
To take up by adsorption.
[L. ad, to, + sorbeo, to suck in]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Then a single breath gas molecule ([C.sub.6][H.sub.6], [C.sub.8][H.sub.8], [C.sub.5][H.sub.8], and [C.sub.6][H.sub.12]) was adsorbed on the surface of intrinsic SWCNTs and NiSWCNTs.
It should be noticed that phosphorene adsorbed with Li/Be adatoms is more stable and appropriate to be used in practical application.
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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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Where x/m is the concentration of paraquat adsorbed to the soil ([micro]g/g), [C.sub.eq] the equilibrium concentration of paraquat in solution ([micro]g/mL), and log [k.sub.f] (intercept) and 1/n (slope) the adsorption parameters calculated from the liner regression.
The cationic retention aid cPAM readily adsorbs on negative AKD (stabilized by CMC) and since it also adsorbs on fibres, it bridges such particles to fibres by regular polymer bridging.
The amount of latex adsorbed onto pigments was estimated using a centrifugation method.
The system can't yet adsorb particular proteins from a mixture such as blood, says Bunker.
6 shows that nylon also adsorbs iodine in vapour phase.