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absorbent

[əb′sȯr·bənt]
(materials)
A material which, in contact with a liquid or gas, extracts one or more substances for which it has an affinity, and is altered physically or chemically during the process.

absorbent

A material which, owing to an affinity for certain substances, extracts one or more such substances from a liquid or gas with which it is in contact, and which changes physically or chemically, or both, during the process.
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The division's paper items are produced using through-air drying, a manufacturing technology that produces a much fluffier, more absorbant paper product when compared with paper towels produced by conventional techniques.
Si l'evolution culturelle du premier groupe a ete fortement influencee par sa specificite historique et geographique, le deuxieme groupe, lui, tout en absorbant certains elements de cette francophonie << de la frontiere >>, a aussi maintenu des liens avec la culture canadienne-francaise qui s'est developpee sous l'influence d'une elite religieuse et professionnelle au XIXe siecle.
Loctite 4861 is a high viscosity, single component adhesive for bonding porous and absorbant materials.
Admirable puissance de la race qui du fond des siecles pousse en avant jusque dans le Paris moderne, dans les couloirs de nos theatres, derriere les guichets de nos bureaux, a un enterrement, dans la rue, une phalange intacte, stylisant la coiffure moderne, absorbant, faisant oublier, disciplinant la redingote, demeuree en somme toute pareille a celle des scribes assyriens peints en costume de ceremonie qui a la frise d'un monument de Suse defend les portes du palais de Barius.
The gelatin in your dessert bowl and the absorbant in your baby's diapers are known technically as hydrogels.
Known as the Menopause Home Test, the product measures urine levels of FSH on a small absorbant pad and has demonstrated 99% agreement with lab tests for serum levels of FSH.
Further underlining the company's on-going commitment to innovation, it was the LINfresh Plus [R] range of super absorbant expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) trays which scooped the prize for Linpac.
Natracare products are also free of genetically modified cotton and any of the highly absorbant man-made fibres which have been associated with an increased risk of toxic shock syndrome.
Mais des 1980, epoque de grande croissance territoriale (Trejo 1997), le developpement se fait vers le nord et l'ouest de la ville, absorbant ainsi une pattie des etablissements isoles et rejoignant la zone industrielle et Jurica (Trejo 1997).
Toddlers are especially absorbant because they are just learning how to express themselves verbally.
Built into the waste area is an absorbant that ensures that all the liquid is retained inside the circular cassette.
L'oeuvre de Verhaeren presente un autre aspect de la realite urbaine: le fantasme de la pieuvre devorant l'espace et les hommes, absorbant leur energie vitale, enchainant les corps humains aux rouages des machines, rend compre du caractere insatiable de la ville geante (.