Definition of adsorptive in US English:

adsorptive

adjective

Chemistry
  • See adsorb

    • ‘The use of adsorptive agents decreases the amount of the toxic agent available for absorption by the gastric mucosa.’
    • ‘Soils high in organic matter or clay are more adsorptive than coarse sandy soils.’
    • ‘The first model focuses on surfaces expanding as a result of adsorptive processes.’
    • ‘The institution is performing general membrane research and has recently started working on ceramic membranes and chitosan-based adsorptive membrane systems.’