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Pronunciation: ad-sōrp′shŭn

Definition: The property of a solid substance of attracting and holding to its surface a gas, liquid, or a substance in solution or in suspension, condensation of a gas onto a surface.

[L. ad, to, + sorbeo, to suck up]

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