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sorbent

/sor·bent/ (sor´bent) an agent that sorbs; see absorbent and adsorbent.

sorbent

[sôr′bənt]
Etymology: L, sorbere, to swallow
1 n, an agent that attracts and retains substances by absorption or adsorption.
2 adj, the property of a substance that allows it to interact with another compound, usually to make it bind.

sorbent

an agent that sorbs.
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