absorbent vessel n.
see lymphatic vessel.
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 ident-ty 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 […]
a photoelectric instrument for measuring the concentration of a substance, as a transparent solution, by its of monochromatic light.
absorptiometry absorptiometry (əb-sôrp’tē-ŏm’ĭ-trē) a method of chemical -n-lysis in which a sample of a substance is exposed to electromagnetic radiation, and the amount of radiation absorbed by the sample is measured. this measurement is then used to determine the concentration or chemical composition of the substance. absorptiometry is used in medicine to measure bone density.