Definitions for absorber

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•sorbæbˈsɔrb, -ˈzɔrb(v.t.)

  1. to suck up (a liquid); soak up:

    A sponge absorbs water.

  2. to take in and assimilate; incorporate:

    The empire absorbed many nations.

  3. to involve the full attention of; engross:

    This book will absorb the serious reader.

  4. to occupy or fill (time, attention, etc.).

  5. to assimilate by chemical or molecular action.

    Category: Chemistry

  6. to take in without echo, recoil, or reflection:

    to absorb shock; to absorb sound.

  7. to take in and utilize:

    to absorb information.

  8. to pay for (costs, taxes, etc.).

  9. Archaic. to swallow up.

Origin of absorb:

1480–90; < L absorbēre=ab-ab - +sorbēre to suck in, swallow

ab•sorb′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorber(noun)

    (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation

Wiktionary

  1. absorber(Noun)

    Agent noun of absorb; one who, or that which, absorbs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absorber(noun)

    one who, or that which, absorbs


Translations for absorber

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

absorb(verb)

to soak up

The cloth absorbed the ink I had spilled.

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