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 for adsorption
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  adsorption \adsorption\ n.
     1. 1 the process by which molecules of a substance form a
        thin film on the surface of a solid. Distinguished from
        absorption, in which the foreign substance penetrates
        the body of the absorbing material.
  
     Syn: surface assimilation
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adsorption
      n 1: the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film
           on the surface of a solid [syn: adsorption, surface
           assimilation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "adsorption":
     absorbency, absorbent, absorption, adsorbent, assimilation,
     blotter, blotting, blotting paper, chemisorption, chemosorption,
     digestion, endosmosis, engrossment, exosmosis, infiltration,
     osmosis, percolation, seepage, sorption, sponge, sponging
  
  

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