Meaning of adsorbate in English:


Pronunciation /adˈsɔːbeɪt/ /adˈzɔːbeɪt/


  • A substance that is adsorbed.

    ‘An adsorbed substance is termed an adsorbate while the material on which adsorption occurs is the substrate.’
    • ‘These adsorbates can be removed using UV light in combination with oxygen in an in situ cleaning unit.’
    • ‘It was found that some species of adsorbed proteins or peptides insert in such a way as to form pores at a sufficiently high adsorbate concentration.’