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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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.