Definitions for "adsorb"
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.
to form a thin layer of molecules of a substance on the surface of a solid or liquid.
To collect (a gas, etc.) in condensed form on a surface.