desorb
transitive verb Date: 1924 to remove (a sorbed substance) by the reverse of adsorption or absorption

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  • desorb — [dē sôrb′, dē′sôb] vt. [ DE + (AB)SORB] to remove (an adsorbed or absorbed material) by a chemical or physical process desorption [dēsôrp′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • desorb — desorption /dee sawrp sheuhn, zawrp /, n. /dee sawrb , zawrb /, v.t. Physical Chem. to remove an absorbate or adsorbate from (an absorbent or adsorbent). [1920 25; DE + sorb, modeled on ABSORB] * * * …   Universalium

  • desorb — verb To remove (or be removed) from a surface onto which it was adsorbed or through which it was absorbed …   Wiktionary

  • desorb — de·sorb ( )dē sȯ(ə)rb, zȯ(ə)rb vt to remove (a sorbed substance) by the reverse of adsorption or absorption * * * de·sorb (de sorbґ) to remove a substance from the state of absorption or adsorption …   Medical dictionary

  • desorb — v. remove an absorbed substance from the absorbent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • desorb — [di: sɔ:b] verb Chemistry cause the release of (an adsorbed substance) from a surface. Derivatives desorbent adjective &noun desorber noun desorption noun Origin 1920s: orig. as desorption (from de away + adsorption) …   English new terms dictionary

  • desorb — de·sorb …   English syllables

  • desorb — de•sorb [[t]diˈsɔrb, ˈzɔrb[/t]] v. t. chem. to take an absorbed or adsorbed substance from • Etymology: 1920–25 de•sorp′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • desorb — /diˈzɔb/ (say dee zawb) verb (t) 1. to release (a gas or other substance) from a condition of being adsorbed or absorbed. –verb (i) 2. (of a gas or other substance) to separate from a surface on which it has been adsorbed. {de + (ad)sorb}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • desorb — v. 1 tr. cause the release of (an adsorbed substance) from a surface. 2 intr. (of an adsorbed substance) become released. Derivatives: desorbent adj. & n. desorption n. Etymology: DE , after ADSORB …   Useful english dictionary

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