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absorb

 [ab-sorb´]
1. to take in or assimilate, as to take up substances into or across tissues, e.g., the skin or intestine.
2. to stop particles of radiation energy so that their energy is totally transferred to the absorbing material.
3. to retain specific wavelengths of radiation incident upon a substance, either raising its temperature or changing the energy state of its molecules.

ab·sorb

(ab-sōrb'), Do not confuse this word with adsorb.
1. To take in by absorption.
2. To reduce the intensity of transmitted light.
[L. ab-sorbeo, pp. -sorptus, to suck in]

absorb

/ab·sorb/ (-sorb´)
1. to take in or assimilate, as to take up substances into or across tissues, e.g., the skin or intestine.
2. to react with radiation energy so as to attenuate it.
3. to retain specific wavelengths of radiation incident upon a substance, either raising its temperature or changing the energy state of its molecules.

absorb

Absorb

Chemistry To take up a liquid or other substance by another. 
Physiology To assimilate, take in, as occurs in the GI tract, across the skin, and across the renal tubules.
Radiation physics To attenuate.

ab·sorb

(ăb-sōrb')
1. To take in by absorption.
2. To reduce the intensity of transmitted light.
[L. ab-sorbeo, pp. -sorptus, to suck in]

ab·sorb

(ăb-sōrb') Do not confuse this word with adsorb.
1. To take in by absorption.
2. To reduce the intensity of transmitted light.
[L. ab-sorbeo, pp. -sorptus, to suck in]

absorb (əbzôrb´),

v 1. to suck up or be removed.
v 2. to incorporate or assimilate a liquid or gas into tissue or cells.

absorb

1. to take in or assimilate, as to take up substances into or across tissues, e.g. the skin or intestine.
2. to stop particles of radiation so that their energy is totally transferred to the absorbing material.
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The tested absorbers were made from the same materials, but their inner designs are different.
The research team that developed the absorber includes Prof TieJun Zhang, from the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, postdoctoral researchers Dr Jin You Lu and Dr Aikifa Raza, and UAE National MSc students Afra Alketbi and Sumaya Noorulla, along with MIT team members Prof Gang Chen and Prof Nicholas X Fang, from the Mechanical Engineering Department.
However, it is challenging to create a solar absorber that can absorb a high level of sunlight while maintaining low thermal radiation losses.
Then it was successfully tested for the analysis and synthesis of dissipative systems, namely hydraulic piston shock absorbers [6, 7].
of the long absorbers are drooping a bit and that the chamber in general is very dark.
2 Effect of UV Absorbers on Light FastnessThe photochemistry of the 2-hydroxybenzophenones, (Figure 1) has been more extensively studied than that of theother classes of ultraviolet absorbers.
This provides a number of benefits for producers and retailers and we have a strong expectation that the absorber will reduce wastage and extend shelf life, which is a major focus area for retailers at the moment.
Fabrication of these absorbers is generally performed using optical photolithography or even electron-beam-lithography for operation in the IR and visible spectrum.
This section presents two types of absorbers for RCS reduction (Figure 6).
Jacob, "On the potential of graded-chiral dallenbach absorbers," Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol.
One of the common metamaterial absorbers is split ring resonators (SRRs) [12].