HyperDic: adsorption

English > 1 sense of the word adsorption:
NOUNprocessadsorption, surface assimilationthe accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid
English > adsorption: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningThe accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid.
Synonymsurface assimilation
Narrowerchemisorption, chemosorptionadsorption (especially when irreversible) by means of chemical instead of physical forces
BroadersorptionThe process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption)
Spanishadsorción, captación
Catalanabsorció, adsorció
Verbsadsorbaccumulate (liquids / liquids or gases) on the surface

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