noun. a material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance.
- sorbent material
- adsorbent material
adjective. having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface.
Example sentences of the word adsorbent
1. Noun, singular or mass
An adsorbent is a material that attracts particles in a compound and makes them stick to the plate, such as alumina powder or silica gel.
The solution is separated into its components based on how much each part of the solution dissolves into the mobile phase and is carried along, and how much it sticks to the adsorbent stationary phase and slows down.
3. Verb, base form
Molecules with a strong taste or odor bind strongly to adsorbent surfaces.