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1) absorb, adsorb. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...is a widely used word meaning to drink in, to soak up, both literally and figuratively. Adsorb is a specialized technical term, meaning only to collect a condensed...

2) adsorb. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See ABSORB. 1...

3) adsorb. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: adˇsorbed, adˇsorbˇing, adˇsorbs To take up by adsorption. ad- + Latin sorbre, to suck.adˇsorbaˇbiliˇty -NOUNadˇsorbaˇble -ADJECTIVE...

4) adsorption. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...enter the absorbing medium (see adhesion and cohesion). Certain solids have the power to adsorb great quantities of gases. Charcoal, for example, which has a great...

5) adsorption. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The accumulation of gases, liquids, or solutes on the surface of a solid or liquid. From adsorb.adˇsorptive (-tiv) -ADJECTIVE...

6) sorb 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...sorbs To take up and hold, as by absorption or adsorption. Back-formation from absorb adsorb.sorbaˇbiliˇty -NOUNsorbaˇble -ADJECTIVEsorbent -ADJECTIVE & NOUN...

7) occlude. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...prevent the passage of: occlude light; occlude the flow of blood. 3. Chemistry To absorb or adsorb and retain (a substance). 4. Meteorology To force (air) upward...

8) catalyst. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...a catalyst and not as a reactant. 8Finely divided metals are often used as catalysts; they adsorb the reactants onto their surfaces (see adsorption), where the reaction...

9) take. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...each problem one at a time. 9. To assume: took up a friendly attitude. 10. To absorb or adsorb: crops taking up nutrients. 11. To enter into (a profession or business):...

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