1. adsorbent

noun. a material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance.


  • sorbent material
  • adsorbent material

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2. adsorbent

adjective. having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface.


  • adsorptive
  • chemosorptive
  • surface-assimilative


  • nonadsorptive

Sentences with 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.

2. Adjective
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.