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 Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie

At five o’clock Sunday afternoon, the absorber was finished.
The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie

You and Gustav clean up after the storm to-morrow and go on with the absorber.
The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie

There is, then, no correction necessary for the rejection of air with the changes in the absorber system.
Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man Francis Gano Benedict

You will laugh at me and tell me to increase the absorber area, will you!
The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie

Yet it was less as a usurper than as an absorber that the ascension was achieved.
The Lords of the Ghostland Edgar Saltus

He is the producer of every thing, and their absorber also in himself.
The Yoga-Vasishtha Maharamayana of Valmiki, vol. 3 (of 4) part 2 (of 2) Valmiki

For the various parts of the absorber system we have relied upon the original type of couplings used in the earlier apparatus.
Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man Francis Gano Benedict

He was studying the ground plan of the absorber, when an uncanny sense of being watched made him look over his shoulder.
The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie

a person or thing that absorbs
(physics) a material that absorbs radiation or causes it to lose energy

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