Definitions

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  • adj. That does not absorb (sound, radiation, fluid etc.)

Etymologies

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non- +‎ absorbing

Examples

  • The transfer of the initially absorbed energy to other nonabsorbing molecules, called "quenching" in photochemistry, enables a relatively small amount of greenhouse gases such as CO2 to continuously absorb the thermoradiative energy, which otherwise would escape into space, and to convert the radiation back to thermal energy that stays on Earth.

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