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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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Sanitary Napkin (4,900,319), Mark Richmond, Lincoln, NE: Patented is an elongated sanitary napkin formed of a single, uniform-thickness layer of soft, absorbent material throughout.
Incontinent Garment With Elasticized Pouch (4,886,512), Kimberly-Clark: This patent is for a disposable absorbent pouched pad with a rectangular shape.
Absorbent Insert For Food Packaging (4,935,282), James River: This patent is for an absorbent insert in a package used to display and cook the food product inside.
Article For Absorbing Cooking Grease (4,923,725), DuPont: This is a cooking-grease trapping and immobilizing article made of a bed of absorbent material in a container.
Absorbent Pad For Ostomy Appliance (4,865,594), Thomas Medical: This absorbent pad, combined with an ostomy appliance that collects body fluid secreted from the stoma, is made of a fluid-impermeable means of adhering the pad to the stoma.
The top absorbent layer is made of a heat-treated polyester rayon needled nonwoven fabric, while the second layer is a nonwoven polyester.
Disposable Absorbent Articles Having A Paper Reinforced Tape Landing: No.
Disposable Absorbent Article Having A Lotioned Topsheet Containing An Emollient And A Polyol Polyester Immobilizing Agent: No.
Disposable Absorbent Article Having A Sealed Expandable Component: No.
Absorbent Article With Improved Elasticized Waistband: No.
Absorbent Article With Elasticized Side Panels Having Extension Panel: No.
Absorbent Article With Dynamic Elastic Waist Feature Having A Predisposed Resilient Flexural Hinge: No.