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 “stick,” 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.