HyperDic: sorbate

English > 1 sense of the word sorbate:
NOUNsubstancesorbatea material that has been or is capable of being taken up by another substance by either absorption or adsorption
English > sorbate: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA material that has been or is capable of being taken up by another substance by either absorption or adsorption.
NarrowerabsorbateA material that has been or is capable of being absorbed
adsorbateA material that has been or is capable of being adsorbed
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishsorbato

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