de|sorb

de|sorb «dee SRB, -ZRB», transitive verb.
to release (a gas or other substance) from a condition of being adsorbed or absorbed: »

The gas removed from a leak-tight vessel at low pressures is that desorbed from the walls of the apparatus and the materials held in the vacuum (New Scientist).

–v.i.
to be or become desorbed.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Sorb — Sorb, n.[L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See {Service tree}.] (Bot.) (a) The wild service tree ({Pyrus torminalis}) of Europe; also, the rowan tree. (b) The fruit of these trees. [1913 Webster] {Sorb apple}, the fruit of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorb apple — Sorb Sorb, n.[L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See {Service tree}.] (Bot.) (a) The wild service tree ({Pyrus torminalis}) of Europe; also, the rowan tree. (b) The fruit of these trees. [1913 Webster] {Sorb apple}, the fruit of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorb tree — Sorb Sorb, n.[L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See {Service tree}.] (Bot.) (a) The wild service tree ({Pyrus torminalis}) of Europe; also, the rowan tree. (b) The fruit of these trees. [1913 Webster] {Sorb apple}, the fruit of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorb — [sôrb] n. [Ger Sorbe < Serb Srb] LUSATIAN (n. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • sorb — [sôrb] n. [Fr sorbe < L sorbum, serviceberry, sorbus, SERVICE TREE] 1. any of a number of European trees of the rose family, as the rowan and the service tree 2. the fruit of any of these trees …   English World dictionary

  • Sorb — may refer to:*Sorbs, a Slavic minority *Sorbus *Sorbus domestica *Sorbus aucuparia *Sorbus torminalis *Sorption …   Wikipedia

  • Sorb apple — may refer to::a number of trees in the genus Sorbus:*Sorbus domestica, the True Service tree:*Sorbus aucuparia, the Rowan:*Sorbus torminalis, the Wild Service tree:or:*the fruit of any of the above …   Wikipedia

  • Sorb- — 1) [lat. sorbere, sorptum = schlürfen, schlucken]: Bestimmungswort von Zus. mit der Bed. »aufnehmen, aufsaugen« in Fügungen wie Sorbens, absorbieren, Adsorbat; 2) [nlat. Sorbus = Vogelbeerbaum, Eberesche (Bot.)]: Bestimmungswort u. Trivialstamm …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sorb — 1836 (implied in Sorbian), from Ger. Sorbe, from Slavic Serb, the national designation. Slavic people surviving in Lusatia, eastern Saxony, also known as Wends …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorb — fruit of the service tree, 1520s, from Fr. sorbe, from L. sorbum service berry (small, edible fruit of the European mountain ash), from sorbus, from PIE root *sor /*ser red, reddish brown …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorb|ent — «SR buhnt», noun. anything that absorbs or adsorbs: »A mixture of chemical compounds is applied to a stationary sorbent (blotting paper demonstrates the effect) and is then made to migrate along the sorbent (L. J. Morris) …   Useful english dictionary

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