• WordNet 3.6
    • n sorbent a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sorbent An absorbent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sorbent An absorbent.
    • n sorbent Imp. Dict.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sorbent an absorbent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sorbens, p. pr. of sorbere, to suck in, to absorb
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sorbĕre, to suck in, faciens, -entis, pr.p. of facĕre, to make.


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Relied on MOP (Maximum Oil Pickup) 201 bulk loose sorbent to absorb oil from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
Enhanced Labeling For Sorbent Tubes.
Re-Form XPlus sorbent helps prevent slips, trips, and falls.
Awarded Turnkey Contract for Dry Sorbent Injection at PPL Montour.
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Enhanced Labeling For Sorbent Tubes.
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Sorbent analyzes product stability .
UCC Launches Viper Mill for Dry Sorbent Injection Systems.
0Viper mill technology reduces operating cost and improves emissions control of dry sorbent injection (DSI) systems.