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sorption Syllabification: sorp·tion
Pronunciation: /ˈsôrpSHən/

Definition of sorption in English:


Absorption and adsorption considered as a single process.
Example sentences
  • Other solutes interact with aquifer solids through physicochemical processes known as sorption.
  • Amino acid compositional patterns also indicated preferential sorption of basic amino acids, with positively charged nitrogen side chains, to the negatively charged aluminosilicate clay minerals.
  • Since both are nonlinear interrelated buffering systems, soil stability with regard to sorption and mobilization processes is liable to unpredictable, chaotic changes.


Early 20th century: back-formation from absorption and adsorption (see adsorb).

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