Adjective "adsorbent" definition and examples

(Adsorbent may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A substance that adsorbs another.
  1. 'Liquid is drawn off to a high gradient magnetic separator where the non-magnetic fraction containing decontaminated liquid is separated off; the slurry is removed for use as an adsorbent.'
  2. 'Activated carbon can be impregnated with chemicals to make it a more effective adsorbent.'
  3. 'Casein and gelatin function as adsorbents for phenolics and can reduce a wine's excess bitterness and astringency.'
  4. 'All chromatographic methods rely on differences in the affinities of the various members of a group of dissolved or gaseous chemicals for a certain adsorbent.'
  5. 'Now, a company in Minnesota is keenly interested in testing the soybean hull adsorbents.'
  6. 'Partial dehydration to about 4% water by weight produces the commercial silica gel product, a highly porous material often used as a drying agent or adsorbent for chromatography.'


Able to adsorb substances.
  1. 'The labyrinth of pores that characterize a family of inorganic crystals known as zeolites gives the crystals catalytic and adsorbent powers.'
  2. 'One idea is to convert them into ion exchange resins for use in adsorbent filters to capture metals in solutions.'

More definitions

1. to gather (a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance) on a surface in a condensed layer: Charcoal will adsorb gases.

More examples(as adjective)

"therapies can be adsorbent."

"surfaces can be adsorbent."

"stages can be adsorbent."