Definition of adsorbate in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /adˈsôrbāt/ Pronunciation: /adˈzôrbāt/


A substance adsorbed.
Example sentences
  • An adsorbed substance is termed an adsorbate while the material on which adsorption occurs is the substrate.
  • These adsorbates can be removed using UV light in combination with oxygen in an in situ cleaning unit.
  • It was found that some species of adsorbed proteins or peptides insert in such a way as to form pores at a sufficiently high adsorbate concentration.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ad·sorb·ate

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.