AskDefine | Define sorb

Dictionary Definition

sorb n : acid gritty-textured fruit [syn: sorb apple] v : take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption [syn: take up]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The wild service tree (Pyrus torminalis) of Europe; also, the rowan tree.

Derived terms


  1. To absorb or adsorb

Extensive Definition

Sorb can refer to:
a people
a tree of the genus Sorbus including:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absorb, adsorb, assimilate, blot, blot up, chemisorb, chemosorb, digest, drink, drink in, drink up, engross, filter in, imbibe, infiltrate, osmose, percolate in, seep in, slurp up, soak in, soak up, sponge, swill up, take in, take up
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