HyperDic: sorb

English > 2 senses of the word sorb:
VERBcontactsorb, take uptake up a liquid / liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
NOUNfoodsorb, sorb appleacid gritty-textured fruit
English > sorb: 2 senses > noun 1, food
Meaningacid gritty-textured fruit.
Synonymsorb apple
Part ofservice tree, sorb apple, sorb apple tree, Sorbus domesticamedium-sized European tree resembling the rowan but bearing edible fruit
Broaderedible fruitedible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Spanishserba
Catalanserva
English > sorb: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtake up a liquid / liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymtake up
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
NarrowerabsorbBecome imbued
adsorbaccumulate (liquids / liquids or gases) on the surface
chemisorbtake up a substance by chemisorption
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Nounssorbenta material that sorbs another substance
sorptionthe process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption)

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