absorbent

(redirected from absorbency)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
From test results, it can be concluded that both absorbed energy and energy absorbency rate are found to be negatively correlated with freezing temperature, which is in accordance with the experiment results of frozen soil [22].
Figure 3(a) shows the linear relationship between the absorbency value and different reaction times of the test strip and [Hg.sup.2+] via the dipping-in method, which is that the paper-based test strip is dipped directly into the [Hg.sup.2+]-containing solution firstly and then pulled it out from the solution to measure the absorbency.
The resultant fabric was analyzed for its comfort properties like air permeability, absorbency, vertical wicking and drying time using SPSS software.
As is evident from figure 2, the water absorbency of same fibers when coated with small bee honey was found in the range of 16.33 g/g to 21.64 g/g which is about 10% higher than the absorbency of uncoated fibers.
Effect of Cation on Equilibrium Water Absorbency. To investigate the influence of cation on swelling behavior of sample, some cations are chosen.
At the highest total dissolved substance of Tarim Basin formation water (212000 mg/L), notable absorbency for SACF-4 was exhibited compared to that of SACF-2 during the 60 days of thermal ageing.
The CIE whiteness index of the treated samples were increased about 10%, 15%, and 20% and also the absorbency of the samples were improved from 1.8 sec to 1.4 sec, 2.3 sec to 1.9 sec and 3.0 sec to 2.4 sec from the unwashed samples respectively.
Leachate Can Increase the Iron Absorbency in Different Ways:
RepHresh Brilliant Tampons have been clinically proven to reduce vaginal pH to a normal range while providing excellent leak protection and absorbency. This is important because menstrual fluids have an elevated pH, and traditional tampons simply absorb and retain those fluids.
Extra absorbency: International Tray Pads & Packaging, Inc., an Aberdeen, N.C.-based provider of absorbent pads for fresh meat, fish, poultry and produce packaging, has developed technology that uses super-absorbent polymers.
Absorbency slows the rate of storm water run-off from the roof, resulting in less water in the sewer, and less overflow of untreated water into Long Island Sound and the East River.