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absorbent

 [ab-sorb´ent]
1. able to take in, or suck up and incorporate.
2. a tissue structure involved in absorption.
3. a substance that absorbs or promotes absorption.

ab·sor·bent

(ab-sōr'bent), Avoid the misspelling absorbant.
1. Having the power to absorb, soak up, or incorporate a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat. Synonym(s): absorptive, bibulous
2. Any substance possessing such power.
3. Material used to remove carbon dioxide from circuits in which rebreathing occurs, for example, anesthesia circuit and basal metabolism equipment.

ab·sor·bent

(ăb-sōr'bĕnt)
1. Having the power to soak up or take into itself a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat.
Synonym(s): absorptive.
2. Any substance possessing such power.
3. Material (usually caustic) to remove carbon dioxide from circuits in which rebreathing occurs (e.g., anesthesia equipment).

ab·sor·bent

(ab-sōr'bĕnt) Avoid the misspelling absorbant.
1. Having the power to absorb, soak up, or incorporate a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat.
Synonym(s): absorptive.
2. Any substance possessing such power.
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The division's paper items are produced using through-air drying, a manufacturing technology that produces a much fluffier, more absorbant paper product when compared with paper towels produced by conventional techniques.
Su Masque Absorbant, ademas de lo anterior, absorbe el exceso sebaceo, elimina las impurezas, las celulas muertas y combate las imperfecciones.
(A Super Absorbant Powder) information sheet, Boreal Laboratories Ltd.
(Recently, however, fears of losing the last of England's bogs have many gardeners boycotting agricultural peat and looking for substitutes.) We also use peat for fuel, filtration material, and absorbant for oil spills; we process it to produce carbon, coke, ethyl alcohol, tars, and waxes.
Flies to be anointed with extracted hydrocarbons were anesthetized with ice, then placed on absorbant paper; using a Hamilton syringe, 2 [[micro]liter] of acetone extract was applied to each fly's dorsal abdomen.
The triple-layer, lightly textured Swisspers are so much more absorbant than cotton balls, says Green, that one Swisspers cotton round can do the job of five cotton balls.
The A-12 is more likely to have a pronounced active countermeasures bias with a powerful software-based system capable of nullifying enemy radar signals and it will also rely on absorbant composite materials.
Les oceans sont de loin le plus grand puits de carbone de la planete, absorbant environ 93% du gaz a effet de serre, le dioxyde de carbone.
Utiliser aussi souvent que possible le papier absorbant, utiliser le moins possible les planches a decouper, saladiers et spatules, en bois, propices a la proliferation des bacteries.
Le corps absorbant actualise la non-force et le corps flexible, la non-resistance.
These different infrared absorbant spectra of cell wall protein and polysaccharide regions in the tomato roots treated with different condition of N.
Tel un torero, ce dernier a parfaitement joue le coup en absorbant la furia espagnole au premier half avant de laisser les Robben et autre Van Persie planter leurs banderilles dans le flanc d'un taureau agonisant.