absorbent

also called absorption oil. See absorption oil.

absorbent

Type: Term Pronunciation: ab-sōr′bent Definitions: 1. Having the power to absorb, soak up, or incorporate a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat. 2. Any substance possessing such power. 3. Material used to remove carbon dioxide from circuits in which rebreathing occurs, anesthesia circuit and basal metabolism equipment. Synonyms: absorptive,...
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absorbent

[adj] - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up (liquids)
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Absorbent

a substance, a solid or a liquid, that allows another substance, a liquid or a gas, to permeate it
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Absorbent

Ab·sorb'ent adjective [ Latin absorbens , present participle of absorbere .] Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive. Absorbent ground (Paint.) , a ground prepared for a picture, chiefly with distemper, or water colors, by which the oil is absorbed, and a brilliancy is impar...
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Absorbent

Ab·sorb'ent noun 1. Anything which absorbs. « The ocean, itself a bad absorbent of heat. Darwin. » 2. (Medicine) Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance e. g., iodin...
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absorbent

1. Anything which absorbs. 'The ocean, itself a bad absorbent of heat.' (Darwin) ... 2. <medicine> Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance e. G, iodine) which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts. ... 3. <physiology>...
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absorbent

absorptive adjective having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); `as absorbent as a sponge`
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absorbent

(ab-sor´bәnt) able to take in, or suck up and incorporate. a tissue structure involved in absorption. a substance that absorbs or promotes absorption.
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Absorbent

• (a.) Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive. • (n.) Anything which absorbs. • (n.) Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance e. g., iodine) which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts. • (n.) The vessels by which ...
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absorbent

absorbent 1. Any substance which absorbs fluids through its sensible or insensible porosity; applied in a special sense in medicine to such substances as chalk, magnesia, which absorb the acidity of the stomach.2. Capable of absorbing moisture, light rays, etc.; a thing or substance that absorbs.
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Absorbent

A material that extracts one or more substances from a fluid (gas or liquid) medium on contact, and which changes physically and/or chemically in the process. The less volatile of the two working fluids in an absorption cooling device.
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absorbent

• A material that extracts one or more substances from a fluid (gas or liquid) medium on contact, and which changes physically or chemically or both in the process. E.g., solid absorbent: calcium chloride; liquid absorbents: solutions of lithium chloride, lithium bromide, and ethylene glycols. ...
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Absorbent

A material that extracts one or more substances from a fluid (gas or liquid) medium on contact, and which changes physically and/or chemically in the process. The less volatile of the two working fluids in an absorption cooling device.
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