Definition of Adsorbent

1. Noun. A material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance.

Exact synonyms: Adsorbent Material
Generic synonyms: Sorbent, Sorbent Material
Derivative terms: Adsorb



2. Adjective. Having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface.
Exact synonyms: Adsorptive, Surface-assimilative
Similar to: Chemisorptive, Chemosorptive
Derivative terms: Adsorb, Adsorb
Antonyms: Nonadsorbent

Definition of Adsorbent

1. Adjective. Tending to adsorb. ¹

2. Noun. The solid or liquid in the process of adsorption on which the adsorbate accumulates. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adsorbent

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Medical Definition of Adsorbent

1. 1. A substance that adsorbs, i.e., a solid substance endowed with the property of attaching other substances to its surface without any covalent bonding, e.g., activated charcoal. 2. An antigen or antibody used in immune adsorption. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adsorbent

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adsorption theory of narcosis

Literary usage of Adsorbent

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1. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for ...edited by Peter M. Eller edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"Discard any adsorbent that floats to the top of the water and then filter ... Transfer the adsorbent back to the Erlenmeyer flask and repeat the water wash ..."

2. The Nature of Solution by Harry Clary Jones, Ebenezer Emmet Reed (1917)
"It implies that the substance taken up is held at the surface of the adsorbent, and is not in a state of chemical combination with it. ..."

3. Colloids in Biology and Medicine by Heinrich Bechhold (1919)
"When large quantities of colloid are in solution, there is a counterbalancing error in that the adsorbent becomes coated with a layer of colloid which thus ..."

4. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program: Technology Profiles (1993)
"... 563 adsorbent) TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION: This technology is a regenerable adsorption system to treat groundwater contaminated with hazardous organics. ..."

5. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"In the absence of exchange between the adsorbed water and the adsorbent, when the situation is such that both of these phases are in a state of energetic ..."

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