sorb|ent

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).


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  • ab|sorb|ent — «ab SR buhnt, ZR », adjective, noun. –adj. taking in, or able to take in, moisture, light, or heat: »Absorbent paper towels are used to dry the hands. –n. any substance that absorbs moisture, light, or heat …   Useful english dictionary

  • ad|sorb|ent — «ad SR buhnt, ZR », adjective, noun. –adj. adsorbing readily. –n. a substance that adsorbs readily …   Useful english dictionary

  • im|mu|no|ad|sorb|ent — «ih MYOO noh ad SR buhnt, ZR », noun. a chemical substance that adsorbs antigens or antibodies: »The antigens cling to the antibodies and when the immunoadsorbent is removed the antigens come with it (Science News) …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|sorb|ent — «rih SR buhnt, SOHR », adjective. absorbing again …   Useful english dictionary

  • ent — ent; ent·amebiasis; ent·amoeba; ent·op·tic; ent·otic; ent·wick·lungs·ro·man; esu·ri·ent; ex·pe·di·ent·ist; ex·pe·di·ent·ly; ex·plod·ent; flu·ent·ly; flu·ent·ness; fo·di·ent; god·par·ent·hood; gra·di·ent·er; grand·par·ent; grand·par·ent·hood;… …   English syllables

  • sorb — ab·sorb; ab·sorb·a·bil·i·ty; ab·sorb·able; ab·sorb·ate; ab·sorb·en·cy; ab·sorb·er; ab·sorb·er·man; ad·sorb; ad·sorb·a·bil·i·ty; ad·sorb·a·ble; ad·sorb·ate; chem·i·sorb; de·sorb; in·sorb; re·sorb; re·sorb·ent; sorb·ic; ab·sorb·ent; ad·sorb·ent;… …   English syllables

  • 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

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