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absorbent material

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n absorbent material a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
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Usage

In literature:

The materials used for bandages are absorbent gauze, muslins or flannels.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Frequently a family becomes completely absorbed in material success.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
As soon as there is life, there is self-direction, and absorbing and using of material.
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
Stable floors should be made water-tight, be properly graded and well drained, and be of some non-absorbent material.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
Some of the absorbent material was still soft with blood and there was a pool of fresh blood in one corner of the trunk.
"The Crime of the Century" by Henry M. Hunt
The impulse was so strong that it amounted to a craving and tried to absorb all the psychic material within its reach.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
On it were two little balls, one covered with wax and the other with material that absorbed moisture readily.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
Every trade must be important to Great Britain which will absorb manufactured goods and furnish raw material in return.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
Now at last she was busy, again absorbed in material matters.
"The Higher Court" by Mary Stewart Daggett
The form of the pipette varies with the nature of the absorbing material.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Filters, containing solid materials capable of absorbing free chlorine, have also been used for removing the excess of the germicidal reagent.
"Chlorination of Water" by Joseph Race
This heap of material not only absorbs the heat of the sun, but, in decaying, makes heat of its own.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
The material employed in brown powders absorbs moisture somewhat readily.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
Meaning, souls re-absorbed in the Divine essence have no concern with the material heaven and hell.
"The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam" by Omar Khayyam
He was absorbed in the handling of his material, not in the lyric, dramatic, anecdotic, or rhetorical elements.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
In this way he absorbed in their integrity the raw materials for elaboration.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
These materials, also, absorb dye-stuffs in different proportions.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen
Thus the mold is able to absorb food material.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
It should be of non-absorbent material, which can be easily cleaned, and it should not leak.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
This means that more water will be absorbed by a given measure of the granular, because it contains more material.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
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In news:

Super Light- Absorbent Material .
The absorbent layer comprises an elastic material and a dissipater mesh is arranged in the elastic material.
Araldite, a UV- absorbing epoxy adhesive specially formulated for bonding glass-to-glass, metal and ceramics, is now available from Huntsman Advanced Materials.
Absorbing materials, as the word implies, reduce or "soak up" acoustic energy when sound hits the material.
The pad assembly comprises a first and second absorbent pad material with a first and second preselected absorbency.
Following a commendable opening set from Dostoevsky-referencing Ivan & Alyosha, San Diego's Heavy Guilt took the stage and showcased a bevy of absorbing new material.
Patent #: 6,524,292 Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. A multi-layer material comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent layer disposed between said topsheet and said backsheet.
Racegel hemostatic material controls bleeding and absorbs crevicular fluid prior to and during impression taking and crown placement.
Workers contracted by Suncor use vacuum trucks and absorbent material to suck up water mixed with an unidentified liquid leaking into Sand Creek north of downtown Denver on Nov 30, 2011.
A child protective cover, comprising an upper layer of soft absorbent material and a lower layer of moisture-impervious materials, has been patented.
Oil absorbent material alongside the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Mont.
10.The pistons' gold-colored top coating is a ceramic material from that reduces heat absorbed by the pistons —a notable concern with a high-horsepower, supercharged engine.
The factory is one of the primary suppliers for one of the super absorbent materials found in most diapers .
First, we should note that we're talking about the helmet 's liner here, the impact-absorbing material that, in most of today's helmets, is expanded polystyrene.
An absorbable polyester material holds great promise beyond its primary use as a new type of surgical suture.
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In science:

The absorbers with W(MgII)> 0.3¯ have generally been interpreted as material infalling into the halos of the normal >0.1L* galaxies.
Gamma-ray bursts, BL Lacs, Supernovae, and Interacting Galaxies
The technology for this calorimeter is based on a sampling technique using steel absorber material and scintillating plates readout by wavelength shifting fibres.
Electron Response and e/h Ratio of Iron-Scintillator Hadron Prototype Calorimeter with Longitudinal Tile Configuration
The technology for this calorimeter is based on a sampling technique using steel absorber material and scintillating plates readout by wavelength shifting fibres.
Non-Compensation of the Barrel Tile Hadron Module-0 Calorimeter
This is emitted mainly by near-resonant material in the inner disc (bar), and is absorbed by near-resonant material in the outer disc and in the halo.
Formation and dynamical evolution of galaxies and of their components
It is absorbed by near-resonant material in the outer disc and particularly in the halo (Athanassoula 2002, 2003).
Formation and dynamical evolution of galaxies and of their components
It is possible to accurately determine the column of absorbing material by measuring the energy of the photoelectric absorption.
X-ray absorption in Active Galactic Nuclei
These X-rays are absorbed and scattered by the wind of η Carinae A. X-rays from the wind-wind collision also reflect off the cold material in the walls of the Homunculus and appears as a hot, heavily absorbed emission.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
The commercially available C4F10 material is fully opaque in the VUV domain, as it contains VUV absorbing impurities ; a cleaning procedure is then mandatory before the insertion of the gas in the RICH vessel.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
These maps take into account all materials introduced into the spectrometer acceptance including detector frames, support structures and hadron absorbers.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
However, some models demonstrated the tendency of polarimetric color to decrease, i.e. get more blue, with increasing size, albedo (e.g. icy), and transparency of the material (crystallinity), whereas more absorbing materials typically show an increase in polarzation with wavelength, called a red polarization slope .
Spectropolarimetry of the Deep Impact target comet 9P/Tempel 1 with HiVIS
In a core with inward motions, the foreground gas moves toward the background, so the absorbing material is red-shifted with respect to the emitting layers.
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
Intuitively, this total effective dosage can be thought of as the cumulative number of photons absorbed into the degrading material and that cause chemical change.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Light from the central (proto)star is absorbed by dust in the circumstellar environment and subsequently re-emitted at longer wavelengths, so a “redder” SED, resulting from more material in the circumstellar environment, is thought to be indicative of an earlier evolutionary phase.
From discs to planetesimals I: evolution of gas and dust discs
From the fit of their X-ray spactrum to those of model AGN spectra with different column densities of absorming material one infers that the AGN X-ray flux is heavily absorbed in the soft bands, as illustrated in Fig. 3, with log NH>∼24.5, indicating that the ma jority of such AGNs are Comptonthick.
Witnessing Galaxy-SMBH Co-Evolution at Redshift ~ 2
The ZEUS collaboration chose scintillator active media and uranium as the absorber material for the desired equalization of the calorimeter “e/π” response to electrons and hadrons.
Collider Physics at HERA
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