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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.
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The KPMG study shows Bulgaria as being particularly bad in absorbing funds for science and innovation, health and energy project, for which the country has not contracted a single Euro up to March 2011.
In contrast to the lightweight, porous materials that comprise most absorbing materials, effective barriers are typically heavy, dense materials.
Headquartered in Matsuyama City, Japan, ATS has acquired the international sales, marketing and distribution rights to the Uvcut(TM) line of patented ultraviolet radiation absorbing resins and coatings developed by JTS Co.
But, you need a large concentration of the particles - a very hazy atmosphere - to receive any of the chemical compounds' absorbing benefits.
In the event of a Delphi bankruptcy, Fitch expects that GM would also be absorbing substantial Delphi legacy costs in the form of pension and OPEB obligations.
This product was the result of continual market demand to develop better odor absorbing effect in materials," says Shaun O'Heam, president, Bolger & O'Hearn.
The absorbing material converts NIR to heat and melts at the part interface, while heat is also conducted back into the mating surface of the light-transmitting part to create a welding zone.
The Sting Free Miracle Grip(TM) can boost performance while absorbing most of the sting, vibration and pain.
The article comprises an absorbing body layer with a means for long-term storage of body fluids or superabsorbing materials.
Atmospheric and oceanic scientists have spent the past decade searching the Northern Hemisphere for a hiding place that calculations suggest is absorbing more than a billion tons of carbon dioxide out of the air each year.