absorbent vessel n.
See lymphatic vessel.
a person or thing that . . Physics. a material in a nuclear reactor that neutrons without reproducing them. Historical Examples He had little fear of being picked up by radiation detectors, thanks to his absorber. The Happy Man Gerald Wilburn Page The absorber was not as ambitious a structure as the engine house. The […]
extremely interesting; deeply engrossing: an absorbing drama. to suck up or drink in (a liquid); soak up: A sponge absorbs water. to swallow up the identity or individuality of; incorporate: The empire absorbed many small nations. to involve the full attention of; to engross or engage wholly: so absorbed in a book that he did […]
- Absorbing well
a well for draining off surface water and conducting it to absorbent earth underground.
the ratio of the amount of radiation by a surface to the amount of radiation incident upon it. noun (physics) a measure of the ability of an object to absorb radiation, equal to the ratio of the absorbed radiant flux to the incident flux. For a layer of material the ratio of the flux absorbed […]