To adhere or stick to the surface of a solid or liquid, especially by a process of absorption.
From the word adsorb, which is a combination of the latin word ad- "to" + the english word sorb "to suck up".
- The gas was adsorbed by the charcoal.
- The dye was adsorbed by the fibers of the fabric.
- The moisture was adsorbed by the desiccant.
- The protein was adsorbed onto the beads.
- The ions were adsorbed onto the electrodes.