Definition of Absorber

1. Noun. (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation.

Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Absorbent, Absorbent Material
Derivative terms: Absorb, Absorb

Definition of Absorber

1. n. One who, or that which, absorbs.

Definition of Absorber

1. Noun. A device which causes gas or vapor to be absorbed by a liquid. ¹

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Definition of Absorber

1. one that absorbs [n -S] - See also: absorbs

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absorber

absorbent cotton
absorbent material
absorbent paper
absorbent papers
absorbent points
absorbent system
absorbent vessels
absorber (current term)
absorber head

Literary usage of Absorber

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1. Handbook of Casinghead Gas by Henry Palmer Westcott (1922)
"If desired, a slight pressure of say 4 to (i inches of water on the guage can be carried on the meter by regulating the gas outlet valve on absorber and ..."

2. Practical Physiological Chemistry by Sydney William Cole (1920)
"This can be connected to another fume-absorber. One good pump is sufficient for 3 absorbers. Those not in use should be stoppered with corks. ..."

3. A Respiration Calorimeter with Appliances for the Direct Determination of Oxygen by Wilbur Olin Atwater, Francis Gano Benedict (1905)
"The shields do not encompass the heat-absorber pipes at the corners, as may be seen in figure 33. It was frequently found, however, ..."

4. Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy by Francis Gano Benedict, Thorne Martin Carpenter (1910)
"For the various parts of the absorber system we have relied upon the ... absorber TABLE. The purifying apparatus for the air-current is compactly and ..."

5. Proceedings of the Natural Gas Association of America by Natural Gas Association of America, Meeting (1916)
"CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER, THE OHIO FUEL SUPPLY Co., COLUMBUS, O. The apparatus shown in photograph herewith is an absorber made from pipe sections for testing ..."

6. Gasoline and Other Motor Fuels by Carleton Ellis, Joseph V. Meigs (1921)
"The gas is passed through the first absorber to the limit of the absorption capacity of the charcoal for gasoline, and then is automatically switched to the ..."

7. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"If there is any air remaining in the absorber, its pressure will be shown by the gauge U, which will rise as the weak liquor fills the absorber, ..."

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