adsorptive

Definitions of adsorptive
  1. adjective
    having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
    synonyms: adsorbent, 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
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