HyperDic: adsorptive

English > 1 sense of the word adsorptive:
ADJECTIVEalladsorptive, adsorbent, surface-assimilativehaving capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
English > adsorptive: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningHaving capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface.
Synonymsadsorbent, surface-assimilative
Narrowerchemisorptive, chemosorptiveHaving the capacity to adsorb by chemical as contrasted with physical forces
Oppositenonadsorbent, nonadsorptivelacking a capacity to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
Spanishadsorbente
Catalanadsorbent
Verbsadsorbaccumulate (liquids / liquids or gases) on the surface

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