sorp|tion «SRP shuhn», noun.
1. = absorption. (Cf.absorption)
2. = adsorption. (Cf.adsorption)

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  • ab|sorp|tion — «ab SRP shuhn, ZRP », noun. 1. the act or process of absorbing; a taking up and holding: »A paper towel dries up spilled milk by absorption. In the absorption of light rays by black objects, light energy is changed to heat energy. 2. Figurative.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ad|sorp|tion — «ad SRP shuhn, ZRP », noun. 1. the process of adsorbing; condensation of gases, liquids, or dissolved substances on the surface of solids. 2. the condition of being adsorbed …   Useful english dictionary

  • chem|i|sorp|tion — «KEHM uh SRP shuhn, ZRP », noun. adsorption in which a single layer of molecules is held with great strength to a surface by a chemical bond. ╂[< chemi(cal) + (ad)sorption] …   Useful english dictionary

  • de|sorp|tion — «dee SRP shuhn, ZRP », noun. the process of desorbing: »Even after the most careful preparation, desorption from the walls of the system constitutes a major source of the residual gas that keeps dribbling into an ultra high vacuum system… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hem|ad|sorp|tion — «HEHM ad SRP shuhn, ZRP », noun. a laboratory method of identifying viruses by means of a test in which tissue cells containing the virus absorb red blood cells. ╂[< hem + adsorption] …   Useful english dictionary

  • mal|ab|sorp|tion — «MAL ab SRP shuhn, ZRP », noun. Medicine. poor or abnormal absorption of food by the body: »malabsorption of carbohydrates …   Useful english dictionary

  • phys|i|o|sorp|tion — «FIHZ ee oh SRP shuhn, ZRP », noun. adsorption in which one or more layers of molecules are held weakly to a surface by physical forces. ╂[< Greek phýsis nature + English (ad)sorption] …   Useful english dictionary

  • re´ab|sorp´tion — re|ab|sorb «REE uhb SRB, ZRB», transitive verb. to absorb again or anew. –re´ab|sorp´tion, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|sorp|tion — «rih SRP shuhn», noun. 1. the action or fact of resorbing. 2. the state of being resorbed. 3. the remelting and reabsorbing of a crystal by the molten magma in the formation of igneous rocks …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-ab|sorp|tion — «SEHLF ab SRP shuhn, ZRP », noun. absorption in oneself or one s own thoughts, affairs, etc …   Useful english dictionary

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