HyperDic: sorbent

English > 1 sense of the word sorbent:
NOUNsubstancesorbent, sorbent materiala material that sorbs another substance
English > sorbent: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption.
Synonymsorbent material
Narrowerabsorbent material, absorbentA material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
adsorbent, adsorbent materialA material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Verbssorbtake up a liquid / liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption

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