Associations to the word «Adsorption»

Wiktionary

ADSORPTION, noun. The adhesion of a liquid or gas on the surface of a solid material, forming a thin film on the surface. Not to be confused with the process of absorption.
ADSORPTION CALORIMETRY, noun. The study of the heat exchanged when molecules are adsorbed on a surface

Dictionary definition

ADSORPTION, noun. The accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats