absorb

(redirected from absorbability)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms.
Related to absorbability: reassert, ameliorative, call on, overhyped, scrutinised, took over

absorb

[əb′sȯrb]
(chemistry)
To take up a substance in bulk.
(electromagnetism)
To take up energy from radiation.
(physics)
To take up matter or radiation.
References in periodicals archive ?
The issue of absorbability was discussed and supplements with high absorbability ratings (calcium citrate and calcium carbonate) were recommended.
Those of us who have crossed over to the other side, of course, don't answer because we're in the towelling department grilling a clearly startled assistant as to the absorbability of his designer bath mats.
Nevertheless, under very carefully controlled conditions, the small absorptive increases that do occur can be used to compare absorbability of different sources.
The mixed plastics have a special niche in the absorbent market because it is in the midrange of absorbability compared to other absorption products.
Nonnutrients such as oxalates and phytates that are present in many plant foods form insoluble salts with calcium and reduce its absorbability.
Excelling in water absorbability, ventilation and flexibility, Kraflex features a pleasant feel to the touch and drapability.
Enhanced absorbability with calcium citrate was demonstrated by Dr.
Enriched boron is used in control rods in nuclear reactors and for containing used nuclear fuel due to its high neutron absorbability.
This absorbability avoids some of the long-term problems associated with non-absorbable implants.
The quality of wheat flour is determined by water and dust contents, and water absorbability, expansion time, stability, size, etc.
In alkaline soils, the formation of calcium phosphate percipitation is the major factor in decreasing phosphorus absorbability in soil.