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    sorbing

    adsorb or absorb???

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    Re: sorbing

    Absorb.

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    Re: sorbing

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Absorb.
    In fact, both, with totally distinct meanings. But the meaning of the "ad-" version is so obscure that I've forgotten it if I ever knew it. So Harry's 99.999% right.

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    Re: sorbing

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    In fact, both, with totally distinct meanings. But the meaning of the "ad-" version is so obscure that I've forgotten it if I ever knew it. So Harry's 99.999% right.

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    You're right,too.

  5. #5

    Re: sorbing

    Chemically

    Adsorption is settling (v adsorbing)

    Absorption is diffusing (v absorbing)

    Are you studying Chemistry?

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