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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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9,968,496 Absorbent Article Demonstrating Controlled Deformation and Longitudinal Fluid Distribution: Livea Fujita Barbosa, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Felipe Boni Rezende, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Leonard Rosenfeld, Yardley, PA.
An absorbent article having a transversely extending centerline and a longitudinally extending centerline and a body facing surface, the body facing surface comprising; a.
9,968,497 Absorbent Core with Curved Channel-Forming Areas: Hans Adolf Jackels, Mechernich, Germany.
Absorbent Article with Klemm Gradient and Water Repellent Finishing: Masahito Tanaka, Shimotsuke, Japan.
Composite Material for Absorbent Article, and Method for Manufacturing Thereof: Akihiro Kimura, Kanonji, Japan; Hiroyuki Muto, Toyohashi, Japan; Norio Hakiri, Toyohashi, Japan; Hideyo Yoshikawa, Toyohashi, Japan; Atsunori Matsuda, Toyohashi, Japan; and Go Kawamura, Toyohashi, Japan.
Method of Producing a Composite Multi-Layered Printed Absorbent Article: David Christopher Oetjen, West Chester, OH.
A method of producing a multi-layered absorbent article having two or more colored regions, the method comprising the steps of: a.
Tampon Having Multiple Absorbent Regions: Alexander Schmidt-Foerst, Erlangen, Germany; Mary L.
Disposable Absorbent Article Having a Frangible Bonding Agent: Ebrahim Rezai, Mason, OH; Jay Tao, Mason, OH; Stephen Joseph Lange, Cincinnati, OH; Mark James Kline, Okeana, OH; James David Landgrebe, Cincinnati, OH; and Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, South Lebanon, OH.
A disposable absorbent article comprising: a mechanical fastening system comprising first and second opposing surfaces, a web, and at least one engaging member joined to the web; and a frangible bonding agent disposed on a first portion of the first surface of the fastening system; wherein the engaging member includes a plurality of engaging elements and the web includes a plurality of receiving elements that are engageable with the engaging elements; wherein the frangible bonding agent is a fugitive hot-melt adhesive that is disposed on and crystallizes on one or more of the receiving elements and comprises a high melt point wax and a low melt point wax.
Disposable Absorbent Articles: Sarah Marie Wade, Liberty Township, OH; and Kaoru Ishihara, West Chester, OH.
An absorbent article to be worn by a user, the absorbent article comprising: an outer layer having at least one attachment portion and at least one non-attachment portion; an inner layer substantially coextensive with the outer layer; an absorbent layer interposed between the outer layer and the inner layer; at least one fastener adapted for securing the absorbent article to the user; and wherein the non-attachment portion comprises at least one chemically-treated portion and an untreated portion, the at least one chemically-treated portion inhibiting attachment of the at least one fastener to the at least one chemically-treated portion.