1. adsorb

verb. accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface.


  • sorb


  • stand still
  • refuse

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Sentences with adsorb

1. Verb, base form
Graphite acts as a good lubricant owing to its ability to adsorb water vapour, which is present in between the successive atomic layers.

2. Adjective
Different compounds adsorb, or ā€œstick,ā€ to the column to different degrees; and as the solvent pushes the compounds through the column, one of the components of the mixture will exit the column first.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Scientists who work with specialized vacuum chambers contend with gases that adsorb to stainless steel.