verb. accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface.
- stand still
Example sentences of the word 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.
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.