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adsorbent

Definitions of adsorbent
  1. adjective
    having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
    synonyms: adsorptive, surface-assimilative
    chemisorptive, chemosorptive
    having the capacity to adsorb by chemical as contrasted with physical forces
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    Antonyms:
    nonadsorbent, nonadsorptive
    lacking a capacity to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
  2. noun
    a material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance
    synonyms: adsorbent material
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    type of:
    sorbent, sorbent material
    a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption
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