Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which absorbs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, absorbs.

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  • noun nuclear physics A material that absorbs neutrons in a reactor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation

Etymologies

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absorb +‎ -er

Examples

  • And, last of all, the first scan showed that, this time, the placenta is placed towards my back, effectively removing a potential frontal shock absorber from the equation.

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  • And, last of all, the first scan showed that, this time, the placenta is placed towards my back, effectively removing a potential frontal shock absorber from the equation.

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  • Richards decided a hinge would help by allowing the ankle to move: The most effective shock absorber is the ankle.

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  • In this vessel, which is in communication with another vessel called the absorber, containing cold water or very weak ammonia liquor, evaporation takes place, owing to the readiness with which cold water or weak liquor absorbs the ammonia, water at 59° Fahr. absorbing 727 times its volume of ammonia vapor.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888

  • They got that way by sitting on vast amounts of money and essentially act as an inflation absorber, which is good for everyone.

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  • They got that way by sitting on vast amounts of money and essentially act as an inflation absorber, which is good for everyone.

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  • It is this half advanced field of the charged particles of the absorber which is added to the half retarded field of the source.

    Backward Causation

  • One example, of relevance for solid state physics, is the observation by Rudolf L. Mössbauer in the late 50s, that nuclei in "absorber" atoms can be resonantly excited by rays from suitably chosen "emitter" atoms, if the atoms in both cases are bound in such a way that recoils are eliminated.

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  • You could otherwise file a phones media samsonite laptop cases shock absorber which is made ingenious of storage from the internet.

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  • Opening the U.S. market to all producers would reduce price volatility by acting as a price shock absorber, meaning that in years when domestic ethanol production is low, imports would lower the consumer cost of meeting blending mandates.

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