absorb vs adsorb

absorb adsorb

Definitions

  • 1) transitive To accept or purchase in quantity.
  • 2) transitive To defray the costs.
  • 3) transitive, business To assume or pay for as part of a commercial transaction.
  • 4) suck or take up or in
  • 5) assimilate or take in
  • 6) become imbued
  • 7) cause to become one with
  • 8) To engross or engage wholly.
  • 9) To drink in; suck up; imbibe, as a sponge; take in by absorption, as the lacteals of the body; hence, to take up or receive in, as by chemical or molecular action, as when charcoal absorbs gases.
  • 10) In medicine, to counteract or neutralize: as, magnesia absorbs acidity in the stomach.
  • 11) To swallow up the identity or individuality of; draw in as a constituent part; incorporate: as, the empire absorbed all the small states.
  • 12) To swallow up; engulf; overwhelm: as, the sea absorbed the wreck.
  • 13) To assume or pay for (a cost or costs).
  • 14) To receive (an impulse) without echo or recoil.
  • 15) To take (something) in through or as through pores or interstices.
  • 16) To take in; assimilate.
  • 17) To occupy the attention, interest, or time of; engross: synonym: engross.
  • 18) To learn; acquire.
  • 19) To retain (radiation or sound, for example) wholly, without reflection or transmission.
  • 20) To take up or occupy (one's time or interest, for example).
  • 21) To endure; accommodate.
  • 22) To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully.
  • 23) To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body.
  • 24) To take up by cohesive, chemical, or any molecular action, as when charcoal absorbs gases. So heat, light, and electricity are absorbed or taken up in the substances into which they pass.
  • 25) To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include.

Definitions

  • 1) transitive, chemistry To accumulate on a surface, by adsorption
  • 2) accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface
  • 3) To gather (a gas or liquid) on the surface in a condensed layer. Thus solids, such as glass, gather gases and liquids with which they are in contact.
  • 4) To take up by adsorption.
  • 5) to attract and bind (molecules of a substance in a fluid) so as to form a thin layer on the surface, by non-electrostatic forces; to bind by adsorption. Distinguished from absorb, in which the foreign substance penetrates the body of the absorbing material.

Examples

  • 1) This would allow them to absorb more carbon dioxide and boost yields.
  • 2) He rants about restaurants that serve burgers on a brioche bun, rather than something capable of absorbing the grease.
  • 3) We soaked most of it up, then my wife put a bag full of salt on it to further absorb the liquid.
  • 4) Simmer steadily for 20 until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice grains are swollen but a tad hard in the centre.
  • 5) Cover and cook for 10 min until peas and other veg are tender, the liquid absorbed.
  • 6) Iron in the first group is well absorbed.
  • 7) The potatoes will absorb any excess liquid overnight.
  • 8) The tropics absorb more solar energy than they reflect back into space.
  • 9) It turned out that being absorbed in something to avoid relationship problems was a family trait.
  • 10) The ability of plants to absorb carbon dioxide depends on the interplay between these two factors.
  • 11) Trees absorb carbon dioxide and provide shade.
  • 12) The barley will go on absorbing the liquid the longer it is left.
  • 13) But roads with hedges scored well because these would absorb the energy of an impact.
  • 14) New trees produce more oxygen than old trees and also absorb more carbon dioxide.
  • 15) Oceans are warming faster than expected and absorbing less carbon dioxide than expected.
  • 16) Simmer gently until all the liquid is absorbed.
  • 17) As a result the earth is now absorbing more energy than it is emitting.
  • 18) It does wonders in reducing the carbon footprint because growing trees absorb carbon dioxide.
  • 19) It claims to have come up with a formula to make concrete that actually absorbs carbon dioxide.
  • 20) Simmer gently to soften and absorb all the liquid.
  • 21) And most of the extra energy is absorbed by the depths of the oceans.
  • 22) While some gas is absorbed in the blood, most comes out through the mouth or backside.
  • 23) In addition, charcoal granules will absorb noxious gases.
  • 24) Here, man can become so absorbed in something small that time flies by.
  • 25) Greenhouse gas: some gases can absorb infrared radiation and retain it in the atmosphere.
  • 26) I look over my shoulder and there she is, instantly absorbed by a group of smoking men and women.
  • 27) When people are upset they need to try to escape from that by getting absorbed in something totally different, which will give them some intellectual pleasure.
  • 28) In theory, the gas is absorbed into the bloodstream where it can be used according to the body's needs.
  • 29) Walking around the streets of a busy town at night as a street pastor, ready to pick up and absorb something of the chaos and human mess?
  • 30) I felt my skin absorb the energy from the light and I could feel the energy surge through me and spread.
  • 31) Bamboo forests grow very fast and with a very little burden on environment because the quantity of CO2 that they can absorb is very high.
  • 32) Does my skin absorb enough ultraviolet rays to produce sufficient vitamin D?
  • 33) Give the songwriters more money, but make the publishing companies and the labels absorb the cost.
  • 34) However, if they contain an absorbing agent and if their connections are open at both ends and are not tapered, they will increase in weight at the same rate after that period has elapsed, that is to say, they absorb from the air water vapour and therefore become heavier.
  • 35) It is also necessary that the air should have access to the roots of plants, as they depend for their nourishment almost as much on the carbon and other elements which they absorb from the air, as on those which they obtain from the soil.
  • 36) And furthermore creepy, not creppy Hand, not had Meant, not ment Does, not doeis I'll skip the non use of any puntuation, I am sure your brain cant absorb any more ....
  • 37) More than two weeks before a McCain ad compared Mr. Obama’s celebrity quotient to that of the two blondes, Mr. Obama had them on his mind as he talked about parenting and how he and his wife watch what their daughters, Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7, absorb from the culture all around them.
  • 38) ‘Molecules may change their rotational energy levels by absorbing energy from electromagnetic radiation in the microwave region of the spectrum.’
  • 39) ‘Carbon dioxide primarily absorbs infrared energy emitted by the Earth, thus contributing to the greenhouse effect and warming the Earth's surface and the atmosphere.’
  • 40) ‘Electrons in the mineral absorb the energy from the activator and become excited.’
  • 41) ‘Within the ozone layer, this ultraviolet energy is absorbed by a delicate balance of two chemical reactions.’
  • 42) ‘It absorbs carbon dioxide and moisture from the air.’
  • 43) ‘Cigarette filters, which can last up to 100 years - are designed to absorb tar and other chemicals from the cigarette.’
  • 44) ‘Calcium chloride absorbs water from the air, so is used in the prevention of dust on roads, coal, and tennis courts and as a drying agent in the laboratory.’
  • 45) ‘A better alternative is indoor plants, which absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen.’
  • 46) ‘The study found that, as temperatures increase, plants absorb less carbon dioxide while microorganisms in the soil release more and more of it.’
  • 47) ‘Do not soak them; mushrooms absorb water like sponges.’
  • 48) ‘They do not absorb dirt or liquids, and their surfaces are much less conducive to bacterial growth than paper bills.’
  • 49) ‘The gases, especially carbon dioxide and methane, absorb the Earth's heat radiation and thus warm the surface, just as a blanket traps body heat.’
  • 50) ‘Use chemicals such as Silica gel to absorb moisture.’
  • 51) ‘Calcium chloride absorbs moisture from the air and thus binds the surface materials together.’
  • 52) ‘Ecopaint is said to work because nitrogen oxide sticks to titanium dioxide and titanium dioxide absorbs heat.’
  • 53) ‘The refined medicines in the patch can be directly absorbed by the skin and enter the body to control the pain.’
  • 54) ‘There are three types of PPARs, which are proteins that control how the body absorbs, stores, and distributes fat.’
  • 55) ‘Let each ladleful of stock be absorbed before adding the next.’
  • 56) ‘If more nutrient is available than is required by the crop for maximal growth, the surplus is absorbed by the plant up to a certain limit and stored.’
  • 57) ‘Pour in white wine and reduce and start to add chicken stock slowly ladle by ladle until all the stock is absorbed by the rice.’
  • 58) ‘Cook until the rice has absorbed the stock and then add more hot stock, stirring from time to time.’
  • 59) ‘Michael understood that he would never fully absorb the French experience if language were a barrier.’
  • 60) ‘To a certain extent, all through life we absorb information we understand, or about which we care, and filter the rest.’
  • 61) ‘He is a bright young man who absorbs information and experiences like a sponge.’
  • 62) ‘Analysts must fully absorb cultural information, an area in which the intelligence community rarely excels.’
  • 63) ‘It seems inevitable, with hindsight, that this accelerating urge to know, to understand, to absorb facts, would lead to the establishment of a major organisation.’
  • 64) ‘Children learn by absorbing information through daily interactions and experiences with other children, adults, and the world.’
  • 65) ‘Still, the law has yet to fully catch up with that position, or even fully incorporate and absorb the evidence on which it was based.’
  • 66) ‘One can always absorb the ideas and relevant theory and then update the information later.’
  • 67) ‘There are limits to a toddler's abilities to absorb new experiences, he says.’
  • 68) ‘Students will be assessed to find out what system of teaching suits them best. While some learn best from books, others find it easier to absorb information from discussion groups.’
  • 69) ‘These experiences have made them more comfortable with absorbing new ideas and practices, including those introduced by foreigners.’
  • 70) ‘Again everything is interactive so that the visitor absorbs information while having fun.’
  • 71) ‘Whether we argue for it or against it, we have absorbed the idea.’
  • 72) ‘School children absorbed information much quicker than adults and the success of the project was very much dependent on this.’
  • 73) ‘You must have the ability to persuade and inspire our friends to communicate and convince, to listen, to absorb the ideas of others.’
  • 74) ‘The very best students in our classes probably do absorb key ideas and concepts from lectures.’
  • 75) ‘The most decisive factor in how we absorb information, process it and assimilate it is mostly forgotten: the physiology of the human eye.’
  • 76) ‘There was a momentary pause as this information was absorbed.’
  • 77) ‘You know how hard it is to absorb information when you're tired.’
  • 78) ‘Whether they realise it or not, they actually absorb ideas, moods, opinions and even goals from those around them.’
  • 79) ‘But Sir John's mantra is worth revisiting at a time when another of Scotland's institutions is absorbed into a larger entity.’
  • 80) ‘On Friday, the heads of the two banks announced they had agreed to merge their banks by forming a new entity that will absorb the two banks by June next year.’
  • 81) ‘He said the slate would consist of candidates who were not willing to sell out the UNC to become absorbed into some other political entity.’
  • 82) ‘Would one authority cover the enlarged area, or would there be a tug of war between the existing parks over who would absorb the added area?’
  • 83) ‘Second, there is a debate over whether Australia can absorb large numbers of people.’
  • 84) ‘In later years, CN took over the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and other small enterprises such as the Newfoundland Railway and absorbed it into the company.’
  • 85) ‘There may be more consolidation to come, which might even see some of the smaller players absorbed into their larger rivals.’
  • 86) ‘The new town development also had to absorb an overwhelmingly large number of refugees from very different areas of the German East and Southeast.’
  • 87) ‘The 14th duke wanted a house that was big enough to absorb the world-famous Hamilton Palace collection but that was small enough for a family home.’
  • 88) ‘The command is not expected to encounter problems absorbing the missiles from the army's missile control as the missiles have been under a unified system of control for many years.’
  • 89) ‘Royal Mail insists that it could absorb the 14 per cent of mail transported by train on the roads without extra journeys.’
  • 90) ‘Bosses said that it could absorb the 14 per cent of mail transported by train on the roads without extra journeys.’
  • 91) ‘The biggest difference is that over the past two decades the United States has absorbed roughly 20 million immigrants.’
  • 92) ‘Clearly the Fed feels that growth in the economy can continue for some time before the slack in terms of labour resources is absorbed.’
  • 93) ‘The poor southern state, often beset by its own natural disasters, had beds, meals and an emergency plan that helped it absorb a 2.5 percent jump in its population.’
  • 94) ‘The harsh and simple answer to why Scotland voted to be absorbed in 1707 is because it was bankrupt, stony broke.’
  • 95) ‘Does this help explain current concerns such as England's reluctance to be absorbed in the European Union?’
  • 96) ‘Once the minor powers have been absorbed in any fairly typical way, the great powers will tend to border one another in twelve pairs.’
  • 97) ‘Too often, remedial actions tend to absorb resources to the detriment of preventive measures.’
  • 98) ‘The report says that these demands are absorbing resources, thereby reducing funds for community services that could help to contain rising hospital admissions.’
  • 99) ‘The actions of a few uncontrolled patients rebound on the rest of us, absorbing scarce resources and driving staff from the NHS.’
  • 100) ‘The whole idea is that nature needs a method for rapidly ridding itself of dysfunctional species that overpopulate and absorb resources too rapidly.’
  • 101) ‘This absorbs the human resource of the police and reduces their ability to strangulate the supply route.’
  • 102) ‘Parasitic plants may affect host fitness by absorbing resources that are essential for host growth and reproduction.’
  • 103) ‘Foster has spent seventeen years working on his life of Yeats and has absorbed the store of sources.’
  • 104) ‘Will these be paid a hefty consultation fee, which will absorb the contentious surplus which started the kerfuffle?’
  • 105) ‘However, success in this area will take a long time and absorb substantial resources.’
  • 106) ‘Too many, really; marine archaeology is a small world and any one of these wrecks could completely absorb the country's resources and expertise over several diving seasons.’
  • 107) ‘It encountered losses from industrial action, strikes and absorbed a lot of resources.’
  • 108) ‘Resources had been absorbed by the war effort, with the result that both equipment and infrastructure were in a grievous state.’
  • 109) ‘Modern warfare must be economically damaging, even for victors, since it absorbs scarce, productive resources - the opportunity cost.’
  • 110) ‘By 1788, debt service alone would absorb fifty percent of annual revenue.’
  • 111) ‘China is among the fastest growing economies in the world, with considerable capacity to absorb surplus labor.’
  • 112) ‘The United States economy now absorbs 70 per cent of the world's savings, amounting to more than $400 billion annually in the past two years.’
  • 113) ‘The home market is expected to absorb around 25 per cent of the total expected output of four million lambs this year.’
  • 114) ‘For example, the US today absorbs 10 per cent of the world's total savings to pay for its enormous consumption, yet a country like South Africa experiences capital flight.’
  • 115) ‘Since the US absorbs about 35 percent of the world's exports, Taiwanese manufacturers should invest in Africa and re-export products to the US, Day said.’
  • 116) ‘The region absorbs 18 percent of US exports and accounts for about 21 percent of US companies' overseas investments.’
  • 117) ‘For instance, ceiling tiles that absorb sounds and reduce noise levels can cost about the same as materials that are less sound-absorbent.’
  • 118) ‘With residue, the raindrop impact is absorbed and erosion is reduced.’
  • 119) ‘In an open office, its acoustic function is to absorb sound and reduce the reflection of sounds back down into the office space.’
  • 120) ‘The carpets absorbed the sound of his feet landing on the floor, but Lombard stood still all the same to make certain that the Ifrit still slept.’
  • 121) ‘Outside, the traffic hurtles by but the vast number of shrubs and trees lining the courtyard absorb the sound and look spectacular in their autumnal foliage.’
  • 122) ‘Not only does this serve to strengthen the car in a crash, but it also allows the car to absorb heavy impacts in jumps and fast driving over rough terrain.’
  • 123) ‘Not only will it absorb the impact of feet and noise, it will reduce wear and tear on the rug and make vacuuming easier.’
  • 124) ‘Its configuration helps absorb some impact in order to reduce injury to a pedestrian who is hit.’
  • 125) ‘It absorbs bumps in the road and reduces impact harshness, resulting in improved ride quality.’
  • 126) ‘They are also advised to invest in a good pair of shoes that are built for absorbing the impact of road running.’
  • 127) ‘That is a matter of deliberate engineering, presumably, as the passenger seats are protected and the impact is absorbed elsewhere in the car.’
  • 128) ‘That way, your joints are better prepared to absorb impacts from a variety of angles.’
  • 129) ‘These soft surfaces also absorb sound and give a feeling of privileged privacy.’
  • 130) ‘The polyurethane material also adds support and cushioning to help absorb impact.’
  • 131) ‘I had Doc's rifle held waist high rather than at my shoulder, which meant the kick back punched my arm out and behind and made the shot fly high, rather than being absorbed and controlled by my body.’
  • 132) ‘The bubble simply absorbed her most powerful attack as it began to glow with a whitish yellow light.’
  • 133) ‘Larger entities can absorb this type of cost better, because they are spread over a much wider range of companies.’
  • 134) ‘The faster taper rod takes on an alarming shape while the through-action rod absorbs the lunges of the fish and maintains the anglers control.’
  • 135) ‘The ride has a Germanic firmness about it, but passenger comfort is always well controlled, the suspension absorbing poor road surfaces in an effective way.’
  • 136) ‘It is easy to install and secure because of its weight Also, many types absorb sound and thereby add to the sound control of the room.’
  • 137) ‘I love being so absorbed in a book that I don't hear the things going on around me.’
  • 138) ‘He hadn't heard her come up the stairs or enter the apartment he was so absorbed in his book.’
  • 139) ‘She managed to make it look as if she were absorbed in the book when John threw her door open.’
  • 140) ‘Incense burned near the altar and pilgrims were deeply absorbed in their prayers in front of the statue.’
  • 141) ‘His shirt is comically baggy on him and he's absorbed in an experiment to see if his head will fit inside the long, floppy sleeves.’
  • 142) ‘He had been so absorbed in his previous works of art that she had become the second love in his life.’
  • 143) ‘I find it all rather endearing, like watching a small child absorbed in building a pyramid out of playing cards.’
  • 144) ‘So whilst he was absorbed in the game, killing zombies and such like, I was in the kitchen making my candies.’
  • 145) ‘This seemed alright to me and I was absorbed in the various articles in the museum.’
  • 146) ‘He thinks we are so absorbed in improving our bodies that we have neglected the potential for training our minds.’

Examples

  • 1) In the near rocks zone, a battle airship firmly adsorb to a great meteorolite, an eye warrior watch with scout far places of Flolamp fleets, soundless, Boss, Flolamp have leaved for Life Star.
  • 2) I've read that the capacity of the North Sea fields alone are such that they could adsorb European CO2 for decades.
  • 3) New nanomaterials with high surface areas can adsorb hydrogen, but have yet to be produced on a commercial scale. via Urine: A ‘Clean’ Energy Source: Discovery News.
  • 4) Activated charcoal does not effectively adsorb hydrocarbons, and, in the absence of coingestants, has no role in therapy.
  • 5) Other scenarios may provide enough stellar uniformity to adsorb & quench these extreme temperatures? and pressure issues!
  • 6) One of them is the capacity of drinkers to adsorb liqueur without slurring or otherwise noticeably displaying physical manifestations of enjoying alcoholic beverages.
  • 7) Neither of us was even slightly the worse for wear as we both have the body weight to adsorb such a piddling amount of alcohol.
  • 8) Not to mention that you add a slight excess of the stoichiometric requirement to completely adsorb the sulfur in the coal.
  • 9) The system can adsorb a couple of them, as tokens.
  • 10) ‘These species may be metal ions, surface defects, or adsorbed molecules or ions with one or more unpaired electrons.’
  • 11) ‘During this time the dissolved protein molecules are spontaneously adsorbed on the quartz surface.’
  • 12) ‘This procedure leaves for measurements only these molecules that are strongly adsorbed to the glass surface.’
  • 13) ‘This should not be taken to mean that the steel surface must be awash in water; a very thin adsorbed film of water is all that is required.’
  • 14) ‘In nuclear reactors, control rods adsorb atomic particles and control the power of the reactor.’
  • 15) ‘In the open atmosphere many solid materials are covered by a layer of molecules adsorbed from the gas.’
  • 16) ‘He experimented by exposing paraffin wax to crushed Salvia leaves and found the solid wax readily adsorbed the volatile terpenes from the air.’
  • 17) ‘It has also shed light on how the rhodium metal surface adsorbs and removes carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide gases in car exhaust converters.’
  • 18) ‘However, the addition of solid phosphate was not used in subsequent experiments in view of the tendency of flavonoids to adsorb onto solid surfaces.’
  • 19) ‘The solute is generally a charged ion which can be adsorbed to the surface, absorbed into the surface, or undergo ion exchange with ions in the mineral.’
  • 20) ‘The pretreatment by transition metal cations helps to adsorb DNA on mica because it neutralizes the mica surface charge and then weakens the repulsive pressure.’
  • 21) ‘Thus, the adsorption and affinity of each protein studied should be quite different when they are adsorbed on a hydrophobic surface.’
  • 22) ‘Very fine particles adsorb toxic gases and liquids onto their surfaces.’
  • 23) ‘The catalyst adsorbs both the carbon compound and the hydrogen gas on its surface, in such a way that the molecules are arranged in just the right position for addition to occur.’
  • 24) ‘A hydrophilic ion which adsorbs effectively to the surface of the bilayer must necessarily shed its water.’
  • 25) ‘Second, the system will not work for materials that are strongly adsorbed by, or react with, the system components.’
  • 26) ‘In typical experiments, these condensates are adsorbed to surfaces.’
  • 27) ‘This is most likely to be due to variation in Fe distribution within and adsorbed by plant tissues, and it was particularly evident in the root samples.’
  • 28) ‘This is because a certain number of molecules are needed to adsorb at the surface to affect the surface tension.’
  • 29) ‘Each type of material will move down the column at a different rate, depending on the its solubility and its tendency to be adsorbed.’
0

Use Linguix everywhere you write

Be productive and efficient, no matter where and what you write!

Linguix Apps

Get audience-specific corrections, access statistics, and view readability scores.

Browser Extensions

Get your writing checked on millions of websites, including Gmail, Facebook, and Google Docs.

Linguix Keyboard

Make your content read and look better on mobile.

MS Office add-ins

Download Linguix for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook to check grammar, punctuation, and style instantly right in your documents.

This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy